Waylon Stone, 57, of Chickamauga passed away Monday, April 02, 2018 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga, was a 1979 graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School, and he was of the Church Of God Faith. Waylon was a self-employed Master Transmission Mechanic who was well-known in the racing world having worked on cars for Sterling Marlin. His passions in life were his family whom he loved to talk to on a daily basis, working on hot-rod classic cars, and building engines and transmissions. He was a history buff who enjoyed reading and learning about the Civil War. He was even known to teach life lessons from the great Generals of the Civil War. Waylon had a sense of humor always looking for an opportunity to play a practical joke. He loved animals especially his two Chihuahuas, Little Man and Sadie.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. “Shine” Stone; paternal grandparents, Cullen Stone and Lois Stone; and maternal grandparents, Mary Benson Crawford and Carson Eugene Haynes.
Survivors include his two children, Christina “Christy” (Jeff) Blake of East Ridge and James “Jay” Stone of Gilbert, AZ; mother, Mary Jane Cotter of Chattanooga; and two grandsons, Brycen Blake and Andrew “Drew” Blake.
A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 3-8p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.