Jesse W. Stone, 81, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022 surrounded by his family and friends.
Jesse worked at Scotty’s Pastry Shop in Fredericksburg as a teenager before joining the Marine Corps. He proudly served his country from 1961-1966 during the Vietnam War. Jesse married the love of his life, Margaret "Peggy" Rupprecht and after returning home from the war they resided in Stafford County where they raised their four children. He worked as a mail carrier and was a beloved postman in Fredericksburg and King George County for 33 years. He then worked part-time at Stafford County Parks and Recreation.
Jesse was also devoted to St. Matthias United Methodist Church, was a Life Member of the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad Support Group, a Patawomeck tribe member, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy Stone; children Larry Stone (Cynde), Debbie Rice (Greg), Brenda Powenski (John), and Russell Stone; grandchildren Jody Bamber (Matt), Ryan Stone, Nikki Rice, Devon Rice, Ava Powenski, Colin Powenski, Hailey Stone, and Lindsey Stone; great-grandchildren Aurora Bamber, Liam Bamber, and Emberly Bamber; brother James Stone (Beverly); and nieces and nephews.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Richard "Dick" Stone and Lenora Stone; and brothers Richard, George, Sidney, and Kenneth Stone.
Jesse battled Lewey Body Dementia since 2013 and had an amazing team of caregivers that were his guardian angels. Karen, Peggy P., Denise, Brandi, Christi, Easter, Rochelle, and Susan became part of our family and treated him as if he were their father. We will forever be grateful for their love and dedication.
Jesse was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://bit.ly/3soAJ6R.