Mr. Edsel Reed Stone, 80, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Mr. Stone was born February 6, 1940, in Wilkes County, N.C., and was the son of the late Jessie and Bessie Baugess Stone. He attended schools in Wilkes County and was married to Brenda Mason Stone for 57 years.

Edsel was retired from Public Service of North Carolina (now Dominion Energy Inc.) with 34 years of service and always loved the hills and mountains in North Wilkesboro.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Dwayne Stone; four precious grandchildren, Megan Stone, Jonathan Stone, Evan Stone (Ashley), and Jared Stone (Meredith); one sister, Rosa Triplett; special brother-in-law and nephew, Larry Stone.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Derotha Stone; and four brothers, Phonso, Jay, Bill and Lloyd Stone.

There will be no formal funeral or visitation at this time. Private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Brenda Stone for expenses. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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