Meredith Burnell “Paul” Stone, Ret. US Army WWII Veteran, 97, of N. Chesterfield, Va. was deployed to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born February 26, 1923 to Burnell and Gracie Irby Stone. He is preceded in death by his sister, Katherine; daughter Trudy Stone (UK); grandson, David Stone, Jr.; former wife and lifelong friend, Violet Bright. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Wanda Darrah, Wendy Sipes-Stevens; son, David Stone; devoted friend Joyce Leonard; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces and nephews. He joined the US Army in January 1943 and deployed to Europe June 1, 1943 as a sharpshooter with the 109th infantry group. He served our country for 20 years. He also retired from the defense general supply in Chesterfield, Va. and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He enjoyed country music, dancing, traveling, exercising, and had a love for his two chihuahuas and family. He will be dearly missed by many. His graveside service will be held at Dale Memorial Park, Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1 pm.