Longtime Television News Anchor Remembered in Moving Tribute

Ron Stone Tribute Hundreds crowd a west side church to pay tribute to Ron Stone. The former channel 2 news anchor died Tuesday of prostate cancer. Pat Hernandez has the story.

There was not an empty seat inside Memorial Park Presbyterian Church for the
man who was a fixture in television news for more than three decades. Church
Senior Pastor David Peterson told the gathering Ron Stone epitomized the most
beautiful place on earth:

“There are certain people, and everything seems to come together in them. Depth
and breath, love and warmth, humility, humor, an appreciation for life and affection
for people. Ron Stone was one of those people where he just…he was sort of a Carmel
kind of person.”

His colleagues were in attendance to pay their last respects, as well as others who might
not have met him, but knew him just the same:

“He loved everybody and everybody loved him, and we’ll miss him.”

“You felt like he was
your best friend, made turning on the news feel like you’re having a conversation with a

“His evident love for the people of Texas. So, it was a beautiful service and a great
tribute to a great man.”

His family buried him in a private service, but asked that in lieu of usual
remembrances, contributions in his memory be made to the Ron Stone Foundation
for the Enhancement & Study of Texas History in Brenham or the Houston
Food Bank.

Pat Hernandez. KUHF- Houston Public Radio News.