Jon W. Stone
Jon Warren Stone, 73, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 in Arlington. The funeral service was held Saturday January 29 in Arlington. Donations may be made to Mission Arlington.
Jon was born on January 12, 1948 in Springfield Missouri. He met Lyn Miller at UNT, where he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band. They were married on the UNT campus. Jon worked as a free lance musician playing saxophone, clarinet, and flute in the DFW area since 1966. He was a member of the Six Flags Southern Palace pit orchestra and leader of the Six Flags Dixieland Band. As a member of our union he performed with the following: Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Burt Bacharach, Nancy Wilson, “Tex” Beneke, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Ray Price, the Red Skelton show, and the Wichita Falls Symphony. He performed with the Fort Worth Symphony in “Annie” and also at the Concerts In The Gardens. He also contracted and performed with Don Henley for the A&E network television special on the Don Henley “Inside Job” 2000 tour. He was a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Band for 25 years. he was also an experienced music educator – elementary, secondary, and junior college. He was a clinician and performer at TCU, UTA, Tarleton State, Drury, Simpson, Tarrant County College, and Collin Co. College Jazz Festivals. After retirement, he continued to share his love of music with students in master classes and as a private instructor. He was a member of the Bucket List Jazz Band and was leader of a “Dave Pell” style octet. Jon loved to travel, fly fish and shoot guns. He loved to take the family on RV road trips to the west and southwest, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park. He owned and restored several antique cars and was an Extra Class ham radio operator. He was always wanting to learn something new.