|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1926|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2011|
Herschel Y. Stephens, 85, of Madison died peacefully at his home Friday. He was a kind, compassionate and gentle soul who loved and was loved by his family, friends and all who knew him. Herschel was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed hanging out with his golf buddies. He was a talented artist who spent 40 years as a technical illustrator, retiring from Chrysler after 23 years of dedicated service.
In addition, Mr. Stephens served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Lois Irene; twin brother, Herman Stephens; son, Ronald Pittman; sisters, Inez McNabb and May Minugh; and parents, Herman and Wilmina Stephens.
Survivors include brother, Sam Stephens of Los Angeles; daughters, Cathy McLaughin of Moore, Okla., and Deanna Glover of Harvest; son, Kent Pittman of Harvest; grandchildren, John McLaughin, Penny Jones, Patti Pike, Natalie Foldenauer and Chris and Sarah Pittman; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel with the Rev. Tommy Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Many thanks to Patricia Blair for stone photo.
Herman Young Stephens (1892 - 1971)
Willmina Leeothel Garretson Stephens (1896 - 1977)
Lois Irene Toliver Stephens (1930 - 2007)*
Inez Ora Stephens McNabb (1915 - 1989)*
Marion Lee Stephens Minugh (1917 - 2006)*
Elizabeth Ellen Stephens (1918 - 1919)*
Willmina Alene Stephens (1924 - 1924)*
Herschel Young Stephens (1926 - 2011)
Herman Laverne Stephens (1926 - 2005)*
Samuel Emmons Stephens (1927 - 2013)*
IN LOVING MEMORY
HERSCHEL "PAPA" STEPHENS
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LOIS IRENE PITTMAN
Maple Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Vikki Prudden
Originally Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73705273
Remembering you today, Uncle Herschel. Thank you for your service.|
Added: May. 25, 2015
R.I.P. Uncle Herschel. You are missed and loved. I take comfort in knowing that Daddy is with you all now.|
Added: May. 11, 2015
♫ Happy Birthday Herschel ♫|
Added: Mar. 14, 2015
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