WAUCHULA - Spessard Munselle Stone, 67, of Wauchula, died of pneumonia on Sept. 15, 2011 at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
Born in Clewiston on Sept. 2, 1944, he was a genealogist and historian and the author of "John and William, Sons of Robert Hendry" and "Hardee County: Its Heritage and People". He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wauchula where he taught the Open Door Class.
"The time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I kept the faith." --2 Timothy 6b-7 (KJV).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tracy H. Stone and Anne Hendry Stone and neph-ew, Daniel Stone.
He is survived by his sister, Renee S. Schiele (Frank L. Jr.) of Valrico; two brothers, Hugh T. Stone (Rachel) of Tampa, and Sherrick Stone (Delila) of Live Oak; three nieces, Teresa Roper of Apopka, Toni Peterson of Lithia, and Julie Stone of Zolfo Springs; and two nephews, Frank L. Schiele III of Valrico and Steven Stone of Magnolia, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Wauchula with Rev. Danielle Upton officiating. Interment is in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Arrangements by Robarts Family Funeral Home.
Published in Ledger on September 17, 2011