Edward Reed Stone1
born 15 August 1952, died 7 June 2014
Facts and Notes
- Obituary: Greensboro. Edward Reed Stone, a United States Army veteran, born August 15th, 1952, passed away at age 61 on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.
Reed was the son of the late William H. Stone, Jr. and Helen McNaull Stone. He is survived by brother, William H. Stone III, sisters, Dianne Norton and Lynn Chafin, nephews, Andrew Nesbit, William H. Stone IV, Mark Chafin, Nick Norton, Chris Chafin and Sam Chafin, niece, Stéfania Hiltgen, great nieces, Lilly Hiltgen and Mackenzie Chafin, and great nephew, Maxwell Hiltgen.
A 1970 Grimsley High School graduate, Reed attended East Carolina University for two years where he excelled academically and played on the university golf team before being drafted into the Army. While stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado, he served as a medic and was a golf pro.
Reed struggled with mental illness but was still known for his honesty and kind nature to others throughout his life. He was a marvelously talented abstract artist who used his paintings as art therapy to manage his mental health. His art served as a vibrant expression of both his passion and his struggle. He lived his life as a loving and loyal son, brother, and uncle who, despite his many challenges, displayed good intentions with determination and tenacity to move forward.
Reed was a member of and will be interred at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on September 13th, 2014 at 2 PM. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at the memorial service in the columbarium garden followed by a reception in the Blair-Hagen Room. There his lifelong zeal for art will be displayed and honored.
Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Congregational Care for Mental Health Ministry, 617 N. Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401.1
- Birth: 15 August 19521
- Death: 7 June 20141
- Burial: 13 September 2014; First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USAB1
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