Don Wayne Stoneman, 73, of Ridgeway, VA passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the VA Medical Center. He was born on December 6, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Robert Stoneman and Zora King Stoneman. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Derik Stoneman.
Mr. Stoneman served in the United States Navy Squadron VA145. He served two tours in Vietnam, the first tour was the U.S.S. Intrepid and the second tour was the U.S.S. Enterprise. He was on the U.S.S. Enterprise CV(A)N-CVN 65 during the BIG “E” fire as an aircraft mechanic.
Mr. Stoneman was past president of the Henry County Fireman’s Association, Southwest Virginia Fireman’s Association, Instructor Firefighter 1, 2 and 3 and Hazardous Material for Southwest Virginia Fireman’s Association, and Chief of Collinsville Fire Department. He was a fire Marshall at Bassett Walker, Inc., lifetime member of Elks Lodge 1752 and the AMVETS Post 35 Collinsville. He was owner of Dons Best Sauce.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Donna Gilley Stoneman of the home; daughter, Suzanne Stoneman (Julie) of Roanoke, VA; stepdaughter, Tonya Davidson of Danville, VA; grandchildren, John Stoneman of Roanoke, VA, Christopher Davidson of Danville, VA and Brendan Chase Davidson of Danville, VA. Also surviving is his brother, Danny Stoneman (Chris) of Bassett, VA; sisters, Vickie Wasoski (Nicke) of Bassett, VA, Judy (Oakie) Nelson of Patrick Springs, VA, Debbie Roberts (late Jeffrey Roberts) of Richmond and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Norris Funeral Services. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Norris Funeral Services with Pastor Lee Ashley officiating.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Stoneman family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com