Donald B. Stephens
For condolences, please visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com. was a fine craftsman, could fix just about anything, loved to sing, play horseshoes and cribbage. He was a long time member of Rosebank UMC in Calvert, MD, until he and Emily moved to Lake Gaston, NC, in 1983, where they joined Olive Branch UMC in Gasburg, VA.
A service will be held at a later date in memory of Bill.
Donald B. Stephens, 89, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Veterans Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
Donald retired as a car hauler and was a WWII veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Paint Rock Baptist Church. Donald was also a member of the American Legion and VFW.
He was born in Pine Knot, KY, on July 29, 1926, the son of the late Floyd Sampson and Myrtle Sophia (Rowe) Stephens. He is preceded in death by his parents, along with three brothers: Herman, Ledford and Richard Stephens, and four sisters: Georgia Farmer, Kathleen Campbell, Eva Moore and Reva Stephens. Surviving family include his wife of 70 years, Violet “Tubby” Stephens; five daughters: Phyllis Stephens and husband Frank of Perryville, MD, Carol Wright of North East, MD, Donna Machulski and husband Mike of Elkton, MD, Penny Stephens and Angie King and husband Shawn, both of Pine Knot, KY; and two sons: Tim Stephens and wife Pam of Newark, DE, and Zack Phillips of Winfield, TN. He has four sisters: Edna Wright and Noneda Barnett, both of Pine Knot, KY, Marie Bradley of Sidney, OH, and Irene Stephens of Pine Knot, KY. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. To know him was to love him.
Funeral services held in Pine Knot, KY. were