Leslie Blane Stoneking, age 67 of Clayton Michigan passed away on April 6th, 2021 at his home. He was born March 8,1954 in Adrian Michigan. Blane was the son of Charles and Eileen Stoneking.. He is survived by his daughter Jessica Keene of Lansing Mi. mother Eileen Stoneking of Adrian Mi, brother Brent(Tammie) Stoneking of Hernando Florida and sister Vonnie(Kyle) Ehinger of Adrian Mi. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews that brought great joy to his life and his beloved cat Vickie. He was preceded in death by his father Charles William Stoneking. Blane was a 1972 graduate of Hudson High School. He always had a passion for cars and you could find him with his head stuck under a hood of a car. If you had any car trouble or questions he was your go to man. While in high school he won an all expense trip to Los Angeles with a friend to compete in the National Finals of the Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest through the Vo-Tech Center auto mechanics class. He had many auto mechanics jobs through out his career, even owning his own shop for a while. Blane loved racing cars. Friday nights you could cheer him on at Oak Shade Raceway in Oakshade. You could easily pick him out of the lineup, with his flat black car and the flourescent green lettering with #75 painted on the side. When fair time rolled around you would get excited knowing that he would be racing his famous #75 flat black car in the figure 8 and demolition derby. He was a fan favorite and won many trophies. If he wasn't racing cars or working on them he liked to build model cars, and has quite the collection. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing with friends. He even took a trip out west with friends to elk hunt, which was a dream of his. In his down time he would pull out a lounge chair and sit in front of his garage with his cat on his lap, shooting the breeze with who ever happened to stop by that day. On weekends he would often stop in at Butches in Hudson, sitting on his favorite bar stool with his whiskey and water telling one of his many stories with a silly grin on his face. His daughter Jessica wants to add that he was an amazing father and gave the best tractor rides with her and her cousins. She will miss him very much. Per Blanes wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral services. A private family burial will be at a later date. Blane was an unique individual and will be missed.
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