Thomas Olan Stone, 70, of Orangefield, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Claybar

Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Revered Steven

Leger of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Cremation will be

under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.

Born in Joaquin on Jan. 18, 1940, Thomas was the son of Thomas Hall Stone and Norma Mae Blair Stone. During 1958 to 1964, Thomas was in the Coast Guard and during 1965-1992 he worked for Chevron. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved horses. Thomas was also very proud that he built two homes for his family.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Marcy LeLeux, Thomas is survived by his wife of 48 years, Oralia Stone; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Stephanie Stone of Bridge City; daughter, Janice Stone of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Rosanne Stone of Kirbyville; son, Dan Stone of Orangefield; daughter, Melanie Whorley of Shreveport, La.; son-in-law, Jeff LeLeux of Sulphur, La.; and 16 grandchildren.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Stone, Josh Stone, Sam Stone, Zac Stone, Dan Stone, Justin Stone and Wesley Harvey