- December 12, 1935 - November 1, 2012
- Parsons, West Virginia
of Walter's Passing
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“Gail I was sorry to see your friend passed away. May God keep you safe.
1 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Douglas - Kerens, WV
“Uncle Jeep was one of the most pleasant & caring people I have had theblessings of ever knowing.I never ,ever heard of him speak unkind of,or to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara & Donald Circosta - WV
“Very kind man,so loved by his family.
3 of 11 | Posted by: Wes & Donna Utt
“Uncle Jeep was one of the kindest and gentlest souls I ever knew. May he rest in peace in comfort.
4 of 11 | Posted by: Angela and Sidney McMillion (and daughters)
“DAVE AND GREG AND ALL OF THE REST OF THE FAMILY, I hurt me real bad to hear about Jeep, he was my SECOND DAD ! I called and talked to him about 2...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffrey Vanscoy - Hepzibah, WV
“Jeep was a great person. He always had a warm hug for me. He had a gentleness about him that I will never forget. He had a caring smile and always...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Carr Hoffner - VA - friend
“Delores, Darney, Leann, Gail and the Stevens Family...
I'm so sorry to hear of Jeep's death. I never met him but want to extend my sympathy. If...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Roseann Rosier - Friend
“I am saddened by the passing of Jeep, he was a good man, always jovial and never judged others, its hard to find people that had the personality that...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bruce Vanscoy - nephew
“The Stevens Family,
I knew "Jeep" was ill a year or so ago. I feel really badly that I didn't make the effort to see him during my trips back to...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Fred Meyer - San Antonio, TX
“Jeep was a wonderful guy and will be missed greatly. I am blessed to have known him, worked with him and also to have seen him a few days before his...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Cheryl Terrano - WV
“To the Stevens Family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jeep. He was a kind and gentle soul. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May our...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Reall-McClure - Sidney, OH
WALTER EUGENE "JEEP" STEVENS, age 76 years, a resident of Parsons, WV departed this life early Thursday morning, November 1, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He had been in declining health.
He was born Thursday, December 12, 1935 at Philippi, WV, a son of the late Willard George and Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens. On March 19, 1960 at Parsons, WV, he was married to the former Eileen Marie Vanscoy, who preceded him in death February 28, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, David Wayne Stevens and Sonya Renee Spring of Grafton, Gregory Eugene "Greg" Stevens and wife Paula Dianne of Parsons; one brother, George Lawrence "Darney" Stevens and wife Jacqueline of Holly Meadows; one sister, Delores Mae McDonald and husband Eddie of Parsons; seven grandchildren, Tyler Stevens, Drew Stevens, Courtney Stevens, Deianaira Stevens, Ashley Wingerd, Kayla Stemple, and Lindsey Shiflett; six great grandchildren; companion, Lois Gail Kalar of Montrose and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death is one brother, John Claridon Shannon, Sr.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1953. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a former employee of Stevens's construction and worked for Columbia Gas Co. and Mountaineer Gas Co., until his retirement during 1998. He enjoyed helping out at the family business, Stevens Florist delivering flowers with his brother "Darney". He was a member of The Pythagoras Lodge #128 A.F. & A.M. of Parsons. Jeep enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and woodworking.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 4 to 9 PM. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12 Noon. The Reverend James Snyder will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, where the H.W. Daniels Post #29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign War and the Tucker Co. Veterans Assoc. will conduct full military honors.