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Waylon Stone

April 2, 2018

Waylon Stone


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.

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