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Walter W. Stephenson

Born: Tue., May 14, 1929
Died: Tue., Jun. 9, 2015


Visitation

2:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 13, 2015
Location: Clay Memorial Gardens


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 13, 2015
Location: Clay Memorial Gardens


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Walter W. Stephenson, 85, of Oak Hill, entered into rest Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Born June 14, 1929 in Clay, he was the son of the late Byron and Bessie Stephenson.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Libby Thomas and his second wife Ruth Stephenson, brothers, Hub, Martin and Ralph Stephenson, sisters, Agnes Whaling, Mavis Knotts and Elizabeth Hathaway.

He was in the Army for 20 years and serviced two terms in the Vietnam war and was retired from Walker Machinery.

Walter is survived by step-daughter, Louella (Allen) Carte, Marilyn (Keith) Feazell, granddaughters, Amanda (Philip) Kees and Tammy Carte, great-grandson, Wyatt Kees, Charlie Kees and Hunter Carte, three special buddies, Clara, Thad and Jacob Brown. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Clay Memorial Gardens.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stephenson family.

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Steve Goff
   Posted Fri June 12, 2015
I want to express my sorrow at Walt's passing and my best wishes to the family at this sad time. Walt was one of the best employees ever. He always led by example and was a positive role model for young employees. We were blessed to have Walt as a co-worker at Walker.

Jean Shew
   Posted Sat June 13, 2015
I was saddened to hear of Walt's passing and wish to express my heartfelt condolences to his family. I've thought about him often over the years, especially around Flag Day, his birthday. He and I were co-workers at Walker Machinery way back when. I was the first female to work in the warehouse and he always treated me with respect and kindness. Walt was a helpful co-worker, a great mentor and an even better friend. The greatest generation has lost another gentle soul. Rest in peace, old buddy.

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