Franklin Noyes Stone, aged 37, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on November 9, 2023. He had his craft in his hand and his dog on his lap.
Franklin is survived by his Dog, Luke; Mother, Nonie Roberts; Sister, Jessica Zukowski and 3 Niblits; Brother, Michael Stone; Cousin, Jeannie Milholland and Son; Cousin, Susan Kline and Son; Extended Family of 30+; and more Friends and Coworkers than could possibly be listed. Franklin was preceded in death by Grandma and Pop; and Father, Dennis Stone.
Franklin was an avid adventurer; kayaking or biking every weekend. When he felt like staying close to home, he would take Luke to the local park and go paddle boarding on the lake. When he wasn’t outdoors, Franklin was making something, from small creatures or jewelry out of pipe cleaners, to knitting dishcloths, scarfs, shawls, socks, and hats; he loved to create things. Franklin was an incredibly proud nerd and scientist; his love and knowledge of Star Wars, technology, new EPA Test Methods, and birds knew no bounds. He was also an avid board gamer, always encouraging the family to sit around the table and play! Franklin was caring and fun loving, recognizing the things in life that brought him joy and sharing those things with all those around him. Franklin was intelligent and a patient teacher, especially when assisting his low-tech family with high tech problems. Franklin was thoughtful of others’ needs and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Franklin will forever be remembered for the strength of his hugs, the breadth of his heart, and the beauty of his soul.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to LGBTQ Center of The Cape Fear Coast or Skywatch Bird Rescue at the link below at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.
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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099
An event will be held on June 8th-9th, 2024 in Wilmington, NC. Details will be provided at a later date.