Charles "Smokey" Stone, 66 of Robards passed away April 16, 2020 at Methodist Hospital.
He was born June 6, 1953 in Taylorville, Ill. to the late Charles Thomas Stone and Virginia Darlene Fredricks.
Smokey was an underground coalminer for 44 years. He worked for Alliance Gibson County Coal for 16 years and for Peabody for 28 years. He attended Zion Baptist Church. Smokey was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, his dogs, ducks, guns, gardening and riding his Harley. Smokey loved his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling with the love of his life, Vicki.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Hailey Johnson and Alexandrea "Alex" Hurt.
He is survived by his wife of 23 1/2 years, Vicki Stone; five children: Tina Johnson (Brian) of Morrisonville, Ill., Roger Charles Stone of Robards, Howie McCormick III (Jennifer) of Robards, Amanda Hobbs of Evansville and Jennifer Hurt (Travis) of Evansville; 12 grandchildren: Meghan (Chris) Dubois, Katelyn and Alexandra Harris, Karina Stone, Emmalee Stone, Charles Stone, Pate McCormick, Raylee McCormick, Braeden Hobbs, Natalee Hall, Avery King and Chase Hurt; 5 great grandchildren, Connor Lopez, Quinn Dubois, Brogan Johnson, Ryker Johnson and Adaline Nebrigrich.
Services will be at a later date.
Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel is handling arrangements.