James W. Stevens
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James W. Stevens
  • July 7, 1929 - June 21, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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James Wilbur Stevens ,87, passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of Harris Hospital. He was born on July 7, 1929 in Daingerfield, TX to Odie Washington Stevens and Annie Lou Wellborn.

Service: 2 pm Saturday June 24, 2017 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be prior beginning at 12 noon. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers: The family request that donations be made to The Humane Society of Fort Worth or Gambrell St. Baptist Church.


J.W. attended Daingerfield H.S. where he was the most popular guy his senior year. He attended East Texas Baptist College ( ETBU). He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He also worked as an iron worker with Iron Workers Union Local 263 where he served as President. He loved to read the newspaper every day, and he enjoyed playing 42 with his friends at the Benbrook Community Center. J.W. was very generous and would do anything to help someone in need.

J.W. is survived by his wife, Rebecca Marie ( Bare) Stevens; daughter, Cheri Stevens Counts and husband Donald; daughter, Lavonda Stevens Sanders and husband David; two granddaughters, Kristen Counts Robinson and husband Chandler, and Karli Sanders; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that he all loved dearly.