Douglas Edward Stone, 61, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2020 at Community Hospital South. Doug was born March 23, 1959 in Evansville, IN, to John Edward Stone and Mildred Ann (Kuester) Stone. Doug will be remembered for his humble and selfless devotion to God and his family. His life is a testament to the fact that strength and gentleness can live in harmony in one’s spirit.
Doug was a graduate of Franklin Community High School and earned a Bachelor of Science of Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1981. Doug felt fortunate for the interesting work and travel he was able to do. For more than 40 years, he worked in the aerospace industry for Naval Avionics Center, Raytheon Technical Services Company, Belcan Engineering Group, and Rolls-Royce. Some notable achievements: he led the development and production of the Tomahawk systems; personally identified solutions that were technology firsts for Tomahawk pod flight computer, cooling system, and aircraft interface; personally identified a new solution for the DSMAC Control Unit that was utilized for Tomahawk production and testing for 25 years.
He felt greatly blessed by the family and friends God gave him, especially the ones from Life Point Community Church and Southeastern Church of Christ. He was a very rich man from that. Doug served by playing guitar on the Worship Team at LifePoint for more than 20 years. Music was an influential part of his life that he passed on to his children.
Doug enjoyed trips to the lake with his family and friends, wrapping Christmas presents in multiple boxes, and family game nights – especially the competitive ones. Even in his competitiveness, his gentle spirit showed through, creating lasting memories for his family members.
He is survived by his Lovebug of eight years, Lesha Rae Colglazier; five children, Stephen E. Stone (Whitney Rivera), Amy J. Stone, Jacob T. Stone, Jonathan R. Stone, and Sarah J. Stone; two grandchildren, Alex Edward and Lenora Iris; step-daughter, Christina Blankenship; step-granddaughter Olivia Renee; two siblings, David K. Stone (Deanna), and Lisa Goodwin; two nieces; three great-nephews, and three great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred A. (Kuester) Stone; father, John E. Stone; and nephew Randy D. Roy.
A small graveside memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on November 3rd at 11 am, 1977 S State Rd 135 Greenwood, IN 46143.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Wheeler Mission, P.O. Box 3085, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or online at https://wheelermission.org/donate-to-wheeler/. Doug volunteered his time and talents to Wheeler Mission throughout the years.
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