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Clarence (Jack) Mahlon Stone

Clarence Mahlon “Jack” Stone, Jr., 88, of Logan passed away on April 29, 2020, at home. Jack was born June 4, 1931, in Mt. Hope to Clarence and Blanche Farrish Stone. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Ernest and Todd Stone ; sisters Mary Perry, Betty Lou Thompson, and Freda Lee Cincinnati. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956. He was an assistant football coach at Salem College from 1966 to 1967. Later, he moved to Logan where he retired from teaching and coaching at Logan High School after 29 years. Jack went to West Virginia University, where he was a 3-year letterman in football with the Mountaineers. He was the starting halfback, defensive back, punter, kicker, punt returner, and kickoff returner on the Sugar Bowl Team of 1954. During the season, he was the leading rusher and scorer. Jack still holds the record for punt return average. He is a member of the All-Time Team for 1950 to 1959 and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He has been inducted in The Mt. Hope High School Hall of Fame and The West Virginia Legends Hall of Fame. Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia Ann Hewitt Stone; sons Scott and Mike (Debra) Stone; Granddaughters Kaitlyn (Ryan) Haught and Erin Stone; his pride and joy great-grandson Nathan Haught; brother James (Lee) Stone and sister Pat Renfro; several nephews and nieces. A private graveside service will be held Saturday, May 2, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Justice Christian Church, PO Box 1922 Logan, WV 25601 Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com Akers-James Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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