After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Harvey Allen Stephens, Jr. (Junior) of 109 Sapphire Ln. Pilot Mountain went to be with his loving Lord and Savior on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was a loving husband, Daddy and Papa. He was born September 17, 1945, son of Harvey A Stephens Sr. and Letha Johnson Stephens. Junior was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Simmons Nissan. He was a lifelong member of Simmons Grove Baptist Church where he served as deacon, choir member and member of several committees as long as his health permitted. He had so much faith in God, his favorite quote was “The Good Lord’s in control”. He also handled the affairs of family members in need of assistance.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy Stone Stephens, two daughters, and sons-in-law, Melissa and Darby Culler, Tanya and Justin Thompson , four grandchildren Valerie Culler and fiancé Matthew Giuffre, Jessica Culler, Joshua Thompson and Hannah Thompson, sister Irene Potts, brother Johnny Stephens, two sisters-in-law Ina Jean Stephens and Janie Stephens and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, William Arville Stephens, Odis Stephens, Paul Stephens, Dossie Stephens and sister, Sudie Ambridge.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 2:00PM at Simmons Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jacob Hall, Reverend Jeff Stephens and Dr. Joel Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 12, at Simmons Grove Baptist Church and other times at the Stephens’ home on Sapphire Ln. in Pilot Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Simmons Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Weldon Lambert, 182 Black Walnut Trl., Pilot Mountain, NC. or Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Ln. Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC. or Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, P.O. Box 571021, Winston Salem, NC 27157-1021.
The family would like to thank Dr. Rhonda Bitting and her team at Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center and Sabrina McKeithan and Angela Peyton and their team at Mountain Valley Hospice for their assistance.
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