Arthur L. Stone
Arthur L. Stone, 69, of Springfield, died at 4:08 pm, Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home. He was born February 13, 1946 in Springfield, IL to Harvey and Mary Turley Stone.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy McCann-Stone; five children, Reed (Eve) McCann of Springfield, Arthur (Natali) Stone, Jr. of Chino Hills, CA, David Scott (Cindy) Stone of Anaheim, CA, Pamela (Scott) Stone Soares and Kimberly Stone Garcia both of Menifee, CA; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Marlene Robinson of Springfield and Sharon Stone Cook of Savannah, GA; two brothers, Tom Stone of Virden and Gary (Karen) Stone of Glenarm and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arthur retired as Undersheriff with the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department. He was Chief of Investigations with the Illinois Attorney General’s office. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the 911 system in Sangamon County.
Art oversaw the development training and implementation of the first K-9 Unit of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department and Mounted Patrol. He was also instrumental in the organization and direction of various committees dedicated to the development and ultimate dedication of the Illinois Police Officers Memorial. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He provided testimony and expert guidance on many legislative bills; served on numerous committees dedicated to the training and professionalism of law enforcement agencies and officers, including the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. He pioneered a format for law enforcement labor contracts that has continued to serve and benefit officers nationwide. Over the course of his law enforcement careers, Art received countless accolades, awards, citations and letters of appreciation from U.S. Presidents, Illinois Supreme Court Justices, legislators and legislative agencies, law enforcement and emergency services entities and private citizens.
He volunteered at Lewis Memorial Christian Village and was a member of Shriners and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He attended Elm Street Christian Church and Sugar Creek United Methodist Church.
A visitation will be held from 2 pm until time of funeral and Masonic services at 4 pm, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Harmon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or Lewis Memorial Christian Village.