December 27, 1924 - September 28, 2013
On September 28, 2013 at 6:15, at 88 years old, Frank Wayne Stone took his last flight. Frank was born to Archie Frank Stone and Lula Mint Weatherford in Lamar County, TX on December 27, 1924. Frank spent his early years in Borger, TX where he developed a passion for airplanes. Frank started flying with a crop duster in West, TX at the age of 12, and soloed at 14. He enlisted into the Navy at 17 where he flew Hellcats aboard USS Boxer in the Pacific Campaign in WWII. Frank met and married Marcia Murphy in Miami, FL and they moved to Dallas in 1957. Frank hired on with Braniff in 1952 and flew with them for 32 years. Frank owned several nightclubs and lounges in Dallas from the early 60’s to late 80’s; the Blackout, the FlyBoy, and the Cockpit. Among Frank’s greatest passions were flying, traveling, gold mining, meeting people, joke telling, having a beer with his friends. His greatest passion of all was animals. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Murphy and daughter, Laura Paige Griffin and husband Jerry Griffin, beloved cat, Gabriella, step-grandson, Chris C. Griffin and his wife, Loretta Griffin, and great-granddaughter, Angela Griffin.Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008
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