Obituary for Douglas Edward Stone


Douglas Edward Stone

March 23, 1959 - October 24, 2020

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 Doug volunteered his time and talents to Wheeler Mission throughout the years.

steven jackson posted on November 3, 2020

lesha i am so so sorry to hwear about your dads passing he will be missed sincerely steven jackson

Ricky, Nancy, Malachi & Nahum Quarles posted on November 2, 2020

Rest Well, Doug. Sending Our Sincerest Condolences and Prayers for Peace and Comfort to your family. We Love You, Lesha.

Jim and Kristin posted on November 2, 2020

Lesha I apologize - seems my computer decided to change the spelling of Lesha to Kesha!

Kristin Morris posted on November 1, 2020

Kesha, Stephen, Amy, Jacob, Jonathan and Sarah, Our hearts and prayers are with you right now. We go back 30 years and know how much Doug loved each of you AND his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We rejoice with you that he no longer suffers and we pray for each of you, that you may know the peace and hope of being with him again. Strength and comfort, lots of love and blessings be yours. Jim and Kristin Morris

Amy Engle posted on October 31, 2020

Lesha my heart goes out to you and Doug's family. Wishing you comfort and peace at this difficult time. May wonderful memories help to heal and sustain you. Love.

Randy Matheny posted on October 30, 2020

With prayers for blessings and comfort to the Stone family and to my sister-in-law and sister in Christ, Lesha. I am glad that I got to know Doug a little bit for a little while.

ANN LOUREIRO posted on October 30, 2020

Dear Lesha and the Stone heart aches for all of you...may the Holy Spirit bring a healing to each and every one of you in a way that you need it most.

Hi Jones & The Benitez Family posted on October 30, 2020

Greetings from Guatemala to Hermana Lesha and the family. Our heart felt condolences to you for the loss of Doug. We will be praying for you, especially during this difficult time. We love you and ask that God grant you all the peace that comes from Him and from those that surround you. Con amor, Hi Jones & The Benitez Family

Doug Fithen posted on October 30, 2020

My heart hurts for your family.

Desiree Moody posted on October 30, 2020

Dearest Lesha: There are no words to express the loss you and your family must be feeling at this time. Hold on tight to your memories and let the Grace of God see you through this period in your life. Desiree Moody

LaShonda Ervin posted on October 29, 2020

Sending condolences to the Stone,Colglazier families. We still serve an Awesome God! Know that your companion, father, son, uncle, nephew and friend was loved. Lesha I am praying for you sister. Be Encouraged! Love LaShonda Ervin


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