|Billy “Bill” Joe Stephenson|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, February 18, 2013 9:39 AM|
Feb. 27, 1954 - Feb. 15, 2013
Billy “Bill” Joe Stephenson, Jr., 58, of rural Spencerville, passed away at 8:28 a.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center from complications due to a fall on ice at his work in Delphos on the 28th of January.
He was born Feb. 27, 1954, in St. Marys to Billy Joe and Ruth Evelyn (Glasco) Stephenson, Sr., who survive in Spencerville.
Also surviving are two brothers; Scott O. (Pam) Stephenson of Shawnee and Eric D. (Kathy) Stephenson of Delphos; one sister, Sheila R. Stephenson of Kimball, TN; a niece, Vanessa Stephenson of Spencerville; two nephews; Caleb Stephenson of Spanaway, WA, and Drew Stephenson of Shawnee; and great niece Alex Stephenson.
Mr. Stephenson was employed as a truck driver with the Palmer-Donavin Company in Delphos covering territories in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for several years. He also worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in St. Marys and at Farm Service Company in the Fertilizer Equipment Division in Spencerville.
He was a 1972 graduate of Spencerville High School. He was a member and trustee with the Northwest Ohio Field and Stream Assn. in Spencerville, where he enjoyed cooking meals for their many activities. He also took pleasure in cooking for the Spencerville VFW post. He raised and sold specialty chickens and enjoyed bowling.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with Pastor Robert King officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Ohio Field and Stream Assn.
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