Don W. Stephens, Sr., 78 of Port Royal, SC, formerly of Chatham was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
He was born on December 17, 1942 in Canton, the son of William Samuel and Clarice Taylor Squires Stephens, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, June Swallows and Joyce Smith; brother, Murrel Dean Stephens.
Don married Carole Pearcy on February 21, 1962.
He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He owned and operated Don Stephens builders. Don loved wood working, golfing, whitewater rafting, and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Carole; one son, Don (Brenda) Stephens, Jr; one daughter, Meri C. Vire; granddaughters, Brandy (William) Tyma, Jamie Hobson and Haley Stephens; grandsons, Huntur Stephens, Michael, Chance, and Chad Vire; great-granddaughters, Cambria and Stella Tyma, and Hope Vire; three sisters, Wanda Saccaro, Besty Kramzar and Rebecca Knoles; four brothers, Chet (Billie), William (Georgine) Jr., Kenny and Gregg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 9am till time of services at 10am, Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Real Life Church, 2701 Hermitage Rd, Springfield, IL with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. Airforce and InterVeterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorials may be made to Real Life Food Pantry, 2701 Hermitage Rd, Springfield, IL 62703.
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