Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Herbert Lewis Stephens
Herbert Lewis Stephens
Herbert Lewis Stephens, 88, a retired Instrument Control Specialist at Williams (Texas Gas Co.), died August 22, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is Monday August 26, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Graveside services are 11:00 A.M. Monday at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Stephens received a Degree in Pre-Vet Medicine in Animal Husbandry, completing the four year degree in three years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he taught 4th grade Sunday School for 20 years. He was a missionary and volunteer for 30 years in building churches and schools.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Joanna Juanita Stephens; daughters Nanita Lee Stephens (Daniel Taylor) of Rena Lara, MS and Rachel Lanita Alexander of Dyersburg, TN; brother George Douglas Stephens of MS and sister Ann Stephens of MS; grandchildren Autumn (Carl) Clements, Jeremy Stephens (Opal) and Sarah Durham; great grandchildren Victoria Summer Stephens (Alex), Alexis Clements, Owen Alexander and Isabella Caples and great great grandchild Anderson Wall.
He was preceded in death by his parents Grady and Clara Hughes Stephens; brothers Perry Stephens, Walter Stephens, Grady Stephens, Jr., James Stephens, Archie Stephens and Russell Stephens and sister Margaret Stephens Bullock.