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Freddie Ray Stoner, Sr.

October 3, 1932 — June 9, 2024

Oakland

Freddie Ray Stoner, Sr., 91, of Oakland, died on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 3, 1932 in Davis Town, PA . He was the son of the late Charles Ray and Lou Hazel (Moser) Stoner.

Freddie was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Esther Naomi Phillips, on October, 18 1952, in Waynesburg, PA. He was a retired Coal Miner having worked for Island Creek Coal Company at the North Branch Mine. Freddie was so much more than a retired coal miner. He went to Barber school and The Auto Collision school under the GI Bill. He owned and operated an Auto Body Shop and years later he and Esther owned and operated Stoner's Red Barn Video for 10 years. He was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for several years. He coached Oakland Little Leage for the Oakland K of P for 7 years and was always so proud of his team. In later years, when his granddaughters played softball he helped umpire for their Oakland area games. He was a founder of the United Saddle Club and was active for many years organizing horse shows and judging showmanship and western pleasure. He was well know through out the tri-state area for breaking and training horses. He proudly handed down his love and knowledge of horses to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. If you knew Freddie, you know how much he loved music and listening to his family come together for a music night. He loved contributing with his spoons and taught most of his family how to play down through the generations. He loved to dance even at age 90. He had his favorite songs and made requests to his wife, which always included "When It's Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley", for her to sing. He enjoyed music at the VFW on Friday Nights for senior citizens for years. Freddie was the inventor of the Bait and Wait fishing pole holder for which he is a patent holder. He was an avid bowler for many years and always looked forward to league night. He thoroughly loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He made an annual trip to Colorado, for 20 years, taking as many from the local area with him as he could to share his love of the mountains and God's splendor. He thought you should see and experience the mountains at least once in your life! He was a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan and loved football season. Freddie was a man of faith and attended multiple churches whenever possible. He loved the little ones, always looking to make a youngster smile. He loved to laugh, he loved a good joke and his grandchildren will tell you that he was the best story teller. He had a beautiful smile and was a kind and gentle soul that will be missed by so many.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Esther Naomi (Phillips) Stoner; a daughter, Shelly Upole and husband Donald of Oakland; four sons, Charles Stoner, Sr. and wife Loretta, David M. Stoner, Arthur Neal Stoner and wife Linda, and Kevin T. Stoner, all of Oakland; a daughter-in-law, Joyce C. Stoner of Oakland; Freddie and Esther have 15 grandchildren and spouses, 32 great grandchildren and spouses and 2 great great grandchildren. When all are gathered Freddie and Esther's family is 77 strong! This is part of the legacy he leaves with this world.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his oldest son, Freddie Ray Stoner, Jr., on November 9, 2022; five brothers, Charles Jr., Arthur, Eugene, Holmes, Evans, and four sisters, Eva Stoner, Lucy Downey, Marylou Hayde, Mildred King.

Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 North Second Street, Oakland, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM and Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 12 to 2 PM, at which time a funeral service will be held in the funeral home with Pastors Chaz Stoner and Donald Upole officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550 or Cindy's Fund, PO Box 182, Oakland, MD 21550.

The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stoner family at this time.
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