Dwight Stone was a resident of DeKalb County for over 40 years, 33 of those in the Chamblee area. If you live anywhere in the Chamblee/Doraville area at one point or another you likely encountered the handsome guy in the wheelchair.

Dwight had an infectious smile and  giving spirit. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Deborah,  for nearly 40 years. Deborah planted a memorial garden as a testament to the love they shared, after his passing in 2010.

Dwight Stone
Dwight with Ofc. K taylor at the 2006 fireworks at Chamblee’s Keswick Park.

Mr. Stone believed in working in the community you lived in and he was over the moon with pride when his youngest child, Gudrun, was hired by the Chamblee Police Department in 2006. Dwight would often grocery shop at the newly opened Walmart just to stop by and tease officers about working with his daughter.

When interviewed, Gudrun Stone, spoke lovingly about her father: “My father was a giving person and an advocate for Friends of Disabled Adults and Children ( The wheelchair that was ever present did not limit him nor did it hinder him from enjoying life. He was a wonderful steward to his church family and a fixture in the Embry Hills neighborhood, always with a kind word and a warm smile for the people he met.”

Keep Chamblee Beautiful helped Gudrun and her family raise the money to honor her father with a legacy bench at the entrance to the Chamblee Police Station. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm.

Events, Legacy Benches