GAINSVILLE, Texas – Douglas "Doug" Stoner passed away peacefully on September 2, 2020, after a lengthy battle with COPD, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Doug is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda Moralli Stoner, son Joshua Stoner and wife Christin, grandsons Jarrett and Jackson Stoner, sister Janet Miller and husband Zeke, brother Ken and wife Glenda, sister Kathy Schwerdtfeger, sister-in-law Debbie Stoner, sister-in-law Natalie Stoner, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Stoner was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Victor Stoner, mother Rowena Stoner Cox, stepfather, Marvin Cox, brothers, Gary Stoner and David Stoner, grandparents, Paul and Margie Stoner, grandparents, Carl and Nina Coin and ex-wife Rosanda Patterson.

Doug was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on June 28, 1952, and graduated from high school in Alva in 1971, where he played football and ran track. After graduation, he joined the Army and was stationed in Malibu, California, as a Nike-Hercules Fire Panel Operator (65th Air Defense Artillery). In December 1971, he married Rosanda Patterson and in 1975 they had a son, Joshua.

Mr. Stoner always had an interest in motorcycles, boats, cars (anything with a motor or engine) and after being honorably discharged from the Army he went to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Florida where he learned all of the ins and outs of motorcycles. He worked at Gainesville Honda until the shop closed and then went to work on boats. He was employed by North Texas Marine in Gainesville for several years before he decided to open his own business. He became well known in the Gainesville area for being a competent and trustworthy boat mechanic and continued his business until he was no longer able to work.

Doug met Linda on New Year's Day in 1988 when he helped some friends move her from Houston back to Dallas. That was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. They were married in November 1988 and shared a loving, fun relationship until his passing.

Doug loved fishing, NASCAR, camping, spending time with his family, and playing with his grandsons (who called him Pop). He was immensely proud of the wonderful father his son has become and the job that he and his wife, Christin, have done in raising the boys.

Doug was a wonderful man who had an impact on a lot of lives. He will be greatly missed!

Due to the COVID situation, Doug requested that there be no service at this time. We will have a celebration of his life at a later date.

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