Gary Stephenson

Born on Jan. 3, 1948

VICTORIA - Gary Stephenson, 65 of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born in Abilene on January 3, 1948 to the late Donley and Anita Fern Jackson Stephenson. Gary was in the United States Navy proudly serving his country, until he retired in 1994. He loved "Family Card Games", bingo, crossword puzzles, golf, fishing, hunting and family time.
Gary is survived by his wife, Gladys Hahn Stephenson of Victoria; daughters, Lourie Stephenson of Oklahoma City, OK, Tracy (David) Drozd of Hallettsville; step-daughters, Michelle (Joey T.) Graves of Victoria, Melanie (Shawn) Schneider of San Antonio; sons, Christopher (Anica) Stephenson of Anaheim, CA, Phillip Stephenson of Victoria; step-son, Dennis Wade (Amy) Kohutek; brother, Randy (Lata) Stephenson of San Antonio; three grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sons, Jason and Jeffrey Stephenson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Grace Funeral Home. Services are 10:00 am Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Grace Funeral Home with Reverend James Hamblen, officiating. Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 2:30 with Full Military Honors under the direction of the United States Navy.
Pallbearers are Phillip Stephenson, Chris Stephenson, Wade Kohutek, Joey T. Graves, Shawn Schneider and David Drozd.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Grace Funeral Home.



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