December 2, 1938 - September 5, 2017
Stephen Thomas Stephenson was born in: Big Spring, Texas on December 2, 1938 and passed away on September 5, 2017 in Richardson, Texas.
He served our country in the United States Marines and is a Vietnam Veteran, serving from June 1958-June 1961. He received 2 purple hearts as well as a service medal in Vietnam.
He was an avid aviator, and served on the civil air patrol as well as winning several awards while competing in national aerobatic competitions. He was a devout Scot and was very involved in the Scottish community in DFW in recent years.
Most of his life he was in sales – he was a hydraulics, hoses and fitting distributor for Parker Hannifin Corporation. He also was a business owner – Texas Fittings Specialists in Dallas, TX.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anne Mary Osman and William Arlis Stephenson; one sister, Nancey Stephenson Pregeant and one Brother, William “Billy” Stephenson.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Cynthia A. Daily; brother, John Mayo of Elm Mott, Texas; Children, Wesley and wife, Janell of Silsbee, Texas; Stephen, Jr, and wife, LeAnn of Dallas, Texas; Amy and husband Chris of Richardson, Texas; DeAnn and husband Trey of Sachse, Texas; Grandchildren: Janese, Arlis, Nora, Robert, Matthew, Jacob and Noah; 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services with Marine Honors will be Tuesday, September 26 at 11:00 A.M., at the DFW National Cemetery located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the SPCA of Texas, as these are causes dear to Steve.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252