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Obituary of Kenneth C. Stephens

Kenneth C. Stephens, 80 of DeLand, Florida went home to the Lord and to join his loving wife of 59 years, Marie on September 20, 2019.  Kenneth passed at home with family at his side.

He was born January 31, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, one of eight children to VicyLee and Owen Stephens. Kenneth moved to Dade City , Florida as a young boy where he grew up and met the love of his life and wife, Marie.  They made their loving and forever home in DeLand fifty years ago, where everyone, friends and family alike loved to gather to have fun and make lifetime memories.  He worked as a  heavy equipment mechanic and retired from Halifax Paving.

Kenneth loved familiy, fishing, hunting, listening to classic country music, watching western movies and especially working with the horses.  He was known for his quiet cowboy nature.  Kenneth is survived by many friends and family members who will miss him dearly.  Family members are his daughter,s Karen Stephens King and son-in-law Bob King who he considered a son, Kim Stephens, grandsons, Shane King, Tyler King, Joshua Coleman and Kenneth Coleman.  Also surviving are his great grandchildren, Kenna, Avery and Gavin, sisters, Verna Smith, Dean Chonnee, sister-in-law Betty Bridges, brothers, J.D. Stephens and Gary Stephens. There are numerous nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly as well.

He is prededed in death by his wife Marie, a sister, Jewel Thompson, brothers, Roland Stephens, Jim Stephens and brother-in-law Carl Bridges.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date by the family for Kenneth and Marie.

 

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