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Luther Budgie Stone

May 20, 1932 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 86)

Luther “Budgie” Stone, 86, of Bardstown passed away Monday April 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 20, 1932 in Nelson Co, retired from Barton’s Brands Distillery as a maintenance worker for 40 years, an avid outdoors man and farmer, a member of American Legion Post 121, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded by his parents, Audie and Boyd Stone; brothers, John Daniel Stone, and Marvin “Bill” Stone; and grandson, Micah Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Stone of Bardstown; four children, Debra (Ronnie) Lawrence of Nicholasville, J.R. (Sandy) Stone of Bardstown, Glen Daniel (Mary Delores) Stone of Cox’s Creek, and Melissa (John T.) Riggs of Bardstown; seven grandchildren, Christy (Steve) Thomas, Jamie (Terry) Noe, Jeremy (Candy) Creech, John Makenzy Stone, John Daniel Stone, Shauna Stone, and Lauren Ballard; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Nichols of Louisville.

His funeral service will be held 7:00 pm Friday April 5, 2019 at Barlow Funeral Home. Pastor Danny Haynes will officiate. Visitation will be 3-8 pm Friday April 5, 2019 at Barlow Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may go to Hospice of Nelson Co. and/or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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