Obituary: John Scott Stone

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John Scott Stone, 54, of Franklin, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Stone was born on Jan. 6, 1966, in Santa Rosa, California to Gloria Ann Beckham and Waller Scott Stone. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he attended T. C. Cherry Elementary School and Bowling Green Jr. High; he graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1984. He then graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1994. 

He married Pamela Carol Robertson on Dec. 31, 1992, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. John worked as a senior project manager of clinical informatics for MedHost Inc. for the last four years. He previously worked for Cardiovascular Care Group, McKesson Corp, Sisters of Mercy Health Care, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

John served as the vice president of metrics for Nashville PMI (Project Management Institute). He was a certified Project Management Professional and was a member of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), Leadership Health Care (part of the Nashville Health Care Council) and AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association). John continued working and supporting his family even while dealing with renal failure during the past few years.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Ann Beckham. He is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Rachel and Ryan; parents, Lilybeth Parrent, Robert and Vickie Elrod, and Rick Parrent; siblings, Rebecca Graham, Blane Parrent, Brad Parrent, Beth Pudic, Chris Cameron and Megan Paulsen; and many nieces and nephews.  

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 9-11 a.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. in Franklin. A funeral service will be held there immediately afterwards at 11 a.m. with Dr. Don Paprocky officiating. Burial will be held in private  at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky at 3p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Kidney Project, a project co-led by Medical Director William H. Fissell, M.D. at Vanderbilt University, which is working to create artificial kidneys. While John knew he would probably not be around to receive one, he was excited about the thought of the technology for others. Give online at https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/give/202540

John’s family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Jennifer Santana, Dr. Scott Parker, Linda Egeto, Rolling Hills Community Church, Church of the City and family and friends who have reached out with support during this time.

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