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Celebrating the life of
Capt. R.M. "Mike" Stone, Sr.
July 28, 1942 - January 29, 2019
The light began to wane. At the same time flowing waters slowed. When the sun set, the tide went out and all rivers, creeks, and sounds mourned.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Toast & Celebration of Life
  • 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, February 03, 2019
  • Hogans Marina
  • 36 Wilmington Island Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-897-3474

Richard and I are very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers, we pray for peace and comfort at this time. Ms. Peggy Stone, you have been an angel to Richard. Your love and kindness are overwhelming in all things you have done to help Richard cope with the recent loss of his daddy. Captain Stone did an amazing job teaching you to be a caring and wonderful humorist person and we all get the great benefit of you. "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I know your father is very proud of you!! Love, Shannon, and Richard

Shannon & Richard Newman, Svannah, GA

It is with great sorrow that I heard the news of Mike’s passing. He was a good friend of mine for over sixty five years and will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Johnny, Robby and Mike’s Family.

Pat Towers , John Towers and Kathy Towers Waite, Atlanta ,

Sad to hear of Mike’s passing, he was a good man. He enjoyed life and always wanted to do something for someone else. Even after mash hen hunts he always wanted to take birds to various people. Mike will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Ebb and Claire Youmans, Savannah, Ga

Peggy, sending love and condolences to you and your family. You are in our hearts and our prayers! Love you!

Pam & Steve Watkins, Smyrna, GA

Peggy, Our family is so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You will be in our prayers.

Anne Armstrong Sutton, Savannah, Ga.

Prayers for Capt. Mike's family and many friends as he makes his last run to The Fiddler's Green. Fare-well Capt. Mike. Joe Durner

Joe Durner, Ellabell, Ga.

What a great lifelong friend Mike was. His laugh was contagious and will be missed. His nautical knowledge was endless.May his family be comforted. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Larry and Julia Dyer Strickland, Savannah, Ga

It was my pleasure to meet Mike thru my best friend, Carol Duggar. I enjoyed talking with him each time we saw each other. I also enjoyed going out on her boat with them and inviting them to come join me at the yearly pancake supper at my church. He will truly be missed. I wish for Carol and his family comfort and peace. Love, Clara Carter Shearouse

Clara Shearouse, Ellabell, GA

I met Mike through my neighbor, Carol Duggar. She and Mike helped me through some serious medical issues including one situation when Mike came over one night and rescued me from a near medical catastrophe. I will always remember Mike as kind and generous man. The world was a better place with him in it. Bobby Hattaway

Robert Hattaway, Pembroke, GA

mike and I grewup next door him and his brothers johnny and Robert my two sisters lynne and sharyn we have been friends our entire life its hard to say good-by.

paul d. downing sr, savannah,ga, ga

I have known Captain for about a year. He was a great man with a lifetime of experience to share and obviously not enough time to share it even before his untimely passing. I know I speak for a lot of us when I say he will be missed.

Michael Saporito, Richmond Hill, GA

Captain R.M. "Mike” Stone died January 29, 2019.

Mike was a lifelong resident of Savannah, where he led a varied and adventurous existence among the rivers, tidal creeks and Barrier Islands of Coastal Georgia.

Mike was born for the Wilmington River, it's creeks and mud flats. There wasn’t a watercraft he couldn’t run, a river he couldn’t tame, nor a shot he couldn’t make. He didn't fish (too slow,) but ducks and marsh hens trembled at his expert call. His hunting season was always open and he possessed every hunting license known to man. He spent a lifetime on the waters, up and down the Eastern Seaboard maneuvering all sea vessels, from 9ft Whalers and sailing vessels, to 100 Ton ships, as a U.S.C.G. licensed and approved Captain.

He is predeceased by his parents Lt Cmdr M.M. Stone and Harriette Clark Stone/Hesse and an infant daughter, Theresa.

As “Daddy-Man” to his three children, Peggy, Michael and Samantha (Pat), he passed along his gregarious sense of play, a disarming and sometimes, vexing humor, and the true value of life-long friendships. He was affectionately known as "Happy" by his 8 gorgeous grandchildren: Carola Stone (“Jr.”), Lily and Amelia-Cate StoneParker; Vivian Stone; Mary and Anna Grace Douberly; Matthew Douberly - BC cadet class of 2021, and the soccer star, Maurice (Reese) Stone. He also leaves behind his two brothers, John and Robbie Stone, and the remaining participants of “Hotdog Tuesdays.”

Most importantly, he leaves his comrade in arms and steadfast protector, Carol Duggar, of Pembroke.

Our family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of MMC Trauma ICU. Their caring knowledge, respect, and quick attention helped our family through this most difficult time. Many thanks go out to his BC classmates of 1961, who sprung to action at the first sign of distress. The love is overwhelming.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent’s Academy Rifle team, 207 East Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

A sunset celebration of Mike’s (larger than) life will be held at Hogan’s Marina at 3:00 p.m. on  Sunday, February 3, 2019.

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GUEST BOOK

Richard and I are very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers, we pray for peace and comfort at this time. Ms. Peggy Stone, you have been an angel to Richard. Your love and kindness are overwhelming in all things you have done to help Richard cope with the recent loss of his daddy. Captain Stone did an amazing job teaching you to be a caring and wonderful humorist person and we all get the great benefit of you. "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I know your father is very proud of you!! Love, Shannon, and Richard

Shannon & Richard Newman, Svannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by LLOYD SAUNDERS — Georgia

It is with great sorrow that I heard the news of Mike’s passing. He was a good friend of mine for over sixty five years and will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Johnny, Robby and Mike’s Family.

Pat Towers , John Towers and Kathy Towers Waite, Atlanta ,

Sad to hear of Mike’s passing, he was a good man. He enjoyed life and always wanted to do something for someone else. Even after mash hen hunts he always wanted to take birds to various people. Mike will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Ebb and Claire Youmans, Savannah, Ga

Peggy, sending love and condolences to you and your family. You are in our hearts and our prayers! Love you!

Pam & Steve Watkins, Smyrna, GA

Peggy, Our family is so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You will be in our prayers.

Anne Armstrong Sutton, Savannah, Ga.

Prayers for Capt. Mike's family and many friends as he makes his last run to The Fiddler's Green. Fare-well Capt. Mike. Joe Durner

Joe Durner, Ellabell, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Corbell Family — Georgia

What a great lifelong friend Mike was. His laugh was contagious and will be missed. His nautical knowledge was endless.May his family be comforted. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Larry and Julia Dyer Strickland, Savannah, Ga

It was my pleasure to meet Mike thru my best friend, Carol Duggar. I enjoyed talking with him each time we saw each other. I also enjoyed going out on her boat with them and inviting them to come join me at the yearly pancake supper at my church. He will truly be missed. I wish for Carol and his family comfort and peace. Love, Clara Carter Shearouse

Clara Shearouse, Ellabell, GA

Candle tribute lit by Liz Kennedy — Georgia

I met Mike through my neighbor, Carol Duggar. She and Mike helped me through some serious medical issues including one situation when Mike came over one night and rescued me from a near medical catastrophe. I will always remember Mike as kind and generous man. The world was a better place with him in it. Bobby Hattaway

Robert Hattaway, Pembroke, GA

mike and I grewup next door him and his brothers johnny and Robert my two sisters lynne and sharyn we have been friends our entire life its hard to say good-by.

paul d. downing sr, savannah,ga, ga

I have known Captain for about a year. He was a great man with a lifetime of experience to share and obviously not enough time to share it even before his untimely passing. I know I speak for a lot of us when I say he will be missed.

Michael Saporito, Richmond Hill, GA

Candle tribute lit by KELLY KILPATRICK HUNT — Georgia


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