STEPHENVILLE—Funeral services for Jerl Dean Stone, 86, were held Monday, Feb. 6, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at West End Cemetery. 

Jerl was born in Stephenville to the late Alva and Jettie Pearl Harvey Stone. Jerl was raised in Stephenville, then moved to Woodson, Texas in 1961, where he owned and operated Woodson Gin Company, a cotton gin. 

He met and married Jean Boase, who preceded him in death in 1989, and remarried in 1991, to Ruth Martin, who preceded him in death in 2016. He He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodson, and upon moving back to Stephenville in 1995, attended Graham Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include sons, Steve and Carla Stone of Archer City, Leslie and Michelle Stone of Woodson, Barry and Kay Stone of Glen Rose; stepchildren, Debby and Ray Pack of Stephenville, David and Rose Martin of Dublin; grandchildren, Christy and Brad Beauchamp, Justin and Beth Stone, Shelby Stone, Aaron and Emily Stone, Austin and Leah Stone; step grandchildren, Chad Pack and Paul Dittrich, Chance and Kasie Pack, Colby and Kara Pack, Emily and Tyler Howle, Kristia and Stephen Colby, Todd and Jessica Philips, Cheryl and Jeremy VanDyke; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Jean Stone; second wife, Ruth Stone; infant son, Gary Laquinn Stone; and a sister, Nona Graham.

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