Horace E. "Steve" Stephens

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Horace E. "Steve" Stephens, 83, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on June 13, 1931, son of Horace and Josephine (Wilks) Stephens, in Cedartown, Ga. He was united in marriage to Jessie F. Smith on June 30, 1956, in Exeter; she preceded him in death on March 27, 2008. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam and during the Korean Conflict, retiring after 21 years of service. He worked in the Roaring River Hatchery, and retired after 20 years.

Survivors include: two sons, Earl Stephens and his wife, Koren, of Joplin, and Kenneth Stephens and his wife, Kelli, of Purdy; one daughter, Doris Stephens, of Cassville; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday at Horner Cemetery in Cassville, with Pastor James Stewart officiating. Services were under the care of the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.