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William Howard Stephenson
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Beloved Husband, Father, & Grandfather
William “Bill” Howard Stephenson Sr., age 85, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, January 12, 2018. He lived most of his adult life in Oak Ridge, TN. He worked for nearly 40 years as a walking letter carrier in Oak Ridge with United States Post Office. Upon retirement, Bill received the honor of a key to the city of Oak Ridge, TN and the day of his retirement was named “Bill Stephenson Day.” He was reared in the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring, VA and was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, TN. Bill was a veteran of both the United States Navy and United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Andrew Stephenson and Lyda Boro Stephenson; grandson Zachary Andrew Stephenson, brothers Roy Stephenson, Hugh Andrew Stephenson, Jr. (Member of the Sons of the American Revolution), James Franklin Stephenson, and William Roger Stephenson; and sisters, Verna Stephenson Schmidt, Kathleen Stephenson Orr Flick, Hallie Boro Stephenson White, and Pauline Stephenson Stamas. He is survived by wife, Nancy Lucille McGill Stephenson; sons William “Howard” Stephenson Jr. (Jeannine) of Heiskell, TN and Richard Todd Stephenson (Sandy) of Lewisburg, TN; grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth Stephenson Morefield (Joey) of Lewisburg, TN; Nicholas Alexander Stephenson of Lewisburg, TN; Rebecca Christine Stephenson Dahlberg (Cole) of Clinton, TN; William “Will” Howard Stephenson III (Codi) of Andersonville, TN; Nichole Alexandrea Stephenson of Lewisburg, TN; Abigayl “Abby” Kathryn Stephenson of Heiskell, TN; Richard Todd Stephenson Jr. of Lewisburg, TN; and Lilly Analiese Stephenson of Heiskell, TN; great-grandchild, Payzley Grace Dahlberg; sister, Evelyn Stephenson Hurley of Bluff City, TN. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Blakeburn officiating. The graveside service will be held at Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery in Glade Springs, VA. with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Disabled Veterans of America. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting http://www.weatherfordmortuary.com and signing the online guest register. The family of William Howard Stephenson Sr. is being cared for by Weatherford Mortuary; 158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge, TN 37830, (865) 482-2464.


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Visitation

Tuesday

16

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Funeral

Tuesday

16

Jan

8:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Graveside

Wednesday

17

Jan

1:00 PM
Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery

33234 Lee Highway
Glade Spring, Virginia 24340

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