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Louis Shone III '64 February 12, 2021 4:06 PM updated: February 12, 2021 4:10 PM

Louis Albert Shone III, MD
December 30, 1941 - January 27, 2021

Graveside services for Dr. Louis Albert Shone, III, were held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery east of Fairfield.

Dr. Louis Albert Shone III passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at his residence in Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

He was born in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma on Dec 30, 1941 to Lt. Col. Louis Albert Shone II (WWII Vet, died in Korean War) and Mattie Sue Emmons Shone (teacher for 4 yrs, social worker for 36 yrs) while his father was stationed at Ft. Sill. Dr. Shone was raised on his grandparents’ (Titus and Jewell Emmons) farm in Freestone County, TX. He is a descendant of early pioneer settlers in Freestone Co. He started his math skills by playing dominos at age 5 with his Gramps. He graduated from Teague High School and was active in basketball, baseball,football, track, band, choir, number sense, debate, and Thespian Club. He graduated as the highest male graduate in his class and received the Arion Award as the top music student. Although he received an appointment to attend West Point from Congressman Olin E. Teague, he decided to attend Texas A&M University where both his parents had attended in the 1930s.

At Texas A&M (’64) his undergraduate studies were in animal science and graduate studies were in mathematics & computer science. He was a member of the Texas A&M Marching Band, YMCA president, and Graduate Student Council. He taught mathematics and organized an evening math tutoring program for freshmen A&M Cadets.

He attended Navarro College one year on a music scholarship. At Texas Tech University, while working on a PhD in computer medicine, he taught both graduate and undergraduate computer science courses and was director of a computer lab.

In the DFW area, he was employed as a systems analyst and computer simulation specialist. A Westinghouse subsidiary contracted him to simulate a proposed monorail system connecting casinos in Las Vegas - easily his most difficult simulation project. In addition to several other consultant jobs, he was employed by the University of Texas at Arlington, American National Insurance Company, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and the LTV Corporation. He was a sponsor of computer clubs and organized the first high school computer programming contest in the DFW area.

Dr. Shone was selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and Who’s Who in the Association of Computing Machinery. Delta Tau Delta fraternity-Pres. He was inducted into several honor societies including Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Pi Mu, Sigma Theta Tau, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon-Pres. He also received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award. He earned a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University (in one semester he completed 30 hours, 9 courses) and a M.S. degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

He switched careers to medicine receiving his MD degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Shone worked in hospitals and family practice clinics in Fort Worth, Dallas, New York City, and Washington, D.C., delivering babies in both Fort Worth and New York City. Later he practiced medicine in rural Tennessee as a family nurse practitioner.

Dr. Shone was a USMC veteran. In the Boy Scouts he was in the Eagle Scout Association and served as a Committee Chairman and as a District Commissioner. In addition to volunteer activities, he was a foster parent, Big Brother, YMCA basketball coach, high school math tutor, tnPromise mentor, competitive duplicate bridge player, avid genealogist, and member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Although the cemetery had been bulldozed in the 1950s, he located the graves of his McAdams ancestors in Marshall Co, TN. The small cemetery was that of a Revolutionary War soldier Joseph McAdams (1761-1823) and some of his family members.

Soccer: He had a long and extensive involvement as a coach, referee, assessor, administrator, organizer, and player. He organized numerous soccer teams, coached several teams, supervised player skill competitions, and regularly conducted coaching clinics for coaches throughout NorthTexas State Soccer. In an intercity area of Dallas, he created a large youth soccer club [North Oak Cliff Warriors] and with Spaghetti Warehouse as a sponsor, started a small soccer league forplayers from impoverished intercity families. Was labeled as Pied Piper of soccer. He organizedand played in Guinness’ world’s longest outdoor soccer game [48 hrs]. In North Texas, he coached and refereed for several years earning a US Federation Coaching “C” License in the 70s and becoming a State referee in the 80s. Later, he was selected to referee two international soccer matches. He greatly enjoyed playing soccer into his 50s and refereeing matches into his 60s.

Running: He was a fitness and wellness enthusiast. He completed one marathon and ran numerous 10K and 5K races into his early 60s, strongly encouraging others to follow in his footsteps. At age 64, back pains eventually requiring surgeries curtailed his running and soccer refereeing and significantly limited his other physical activities for the rest of his life.

He did love soccer and had a very successful career in many facets of the sport. However, other than family members, Dr. Shone’s number one love was by far Texas A&M University. Gig ‘Em Aggies! Easily some of the most enjoyable and rewarding segments of his life was being a member in the Aggie Marching Band and the years he taught math at A&M and the 1967Aggie football season. The only song he wanted to be played at his funeral was the “Spirit of Aggieland”.

He is preceded in death by both parents, brother Herman Earl Travis Shone, step-brother Clifford Jack Kennedy, and favorite uncle Lovic Emmons.

He leaves behind his daughter Maria Kristine Shone and grandsons Ruben, Rico, and Marco of Arlington, TX. He also leaves behind his loving partner of 15 years, Linda Carol Hill Vincion, and Linda’s great granddaughter, Linda Gayle Vincion, who loved him very much and called him her “Louis” as soon as she could talk.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to the Chapel Hill Soccer Club (chapelhillsoccer@gmail.com).



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