Reverend Dave STone aka The Kraken
The legend of the KraKen began some 35 years ago in parts unknown somewhere near Rome. This mythical River Beast was given to humanity to capture imagination and inspire greatness. The KraKen’s tale starts off much like any other, he was born or discovered and grew….but he never stopped growing. He excelled in sports lettering 19 times in five different sports at Murray County High School. The KraKen attended Valdosta State University on a football scholarship, earning degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. This extraordinary creature followed his athletic passions to Europe and played in NFL across the pond; however he always felt homesick for his aquatic origins and longed to return to the ocean. He pursued scuba diving, turning it into a prosperous career. The KraKen is a NAUI Instructor trainer, and a Dive Rescue International Public Safety Instructor. He owns Southern Ocean Sports, and works for the Lowndes County Sherriff’s Office on their dive rescue and recovery team. Some time back the KraKen was irritating a wild gator in one of the rivers while logging, and that ornery reptilian aggressor tried to bite his arm off. He wrestled that savage beast with all his might and came out victorious. To warn other gators of his mythical abilities he fashioned that beast’s jaw bone into a knife, which has become a very handy relic as he continues to battle carnivorous creatures of the deep. This life alternating experience inspired the KraKen to turn to a higher power: he became a reverend and still maintains the holy authority to marry folks and such. The KraKen was raised by David Stone, who works for Georgia Power, and Jo Ellen Stone, who is a school teacher with Murray county school systems. It has been rumored he has a sister Jessica Brown. The KraKen is married to Katie Rockenbach-Stone, a dental hygienist, and has spawned two future legends of the deep Doc and Waylon Stone.