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 Tommy Garrett Stephenson

Tommy Garrett Stephenson

Birth
Spur, Dickens County, Texas, USA
Death 26 Sep 2009 (aged 57)
Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 109676924 · View Source
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Tommy Garrett Stephenson, resident of Ponca City, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2009, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 57.
The service will be held at 10 am Thursday, October 1, at First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Jack Shamburger officiating. Burial will follow at memorial Lawn Cemetery in Arkansas City, Kansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.
Tom was born September 12, 1952, to Walter James and Jewel Etha Rich Stephenson in Spur, Texas. He was raised in the Lubbock, Texas, area, graduating from Roosevelt high School in Acuff, Texas, before attending Texas Tech.
He married Terri Ann Jones on June 29, 1991, at First Baptist Church in Ponca City.
He started working in the grocery business at the age of 16 for Piggly Wiggly. A few years later, he went to work for Safeway, transferring to Ponca City in 1983. While working for Safeway, he transferred to the Arkansas City store before moving back to Ponca City. When Safeway was purchased by Homeland he continued in management until its closure. He later managed Buy For Less / Ponca City Discount Foods and had recently accepted the position as manager for Heartland Foods in Newkirk.
He enjoyed camping, computers, reading popular Science magazines and playing darts.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Stephenson; his special dog, Dexter; one sister, Carolyn Stephenson of Lubbock; brothers, Jenk and wife Patty of Newhall, California; Henry and wife Kelly of Amery, Wisconsin; David and wife Johnnie of Allen, Texas; mother-in-law, Sheryl Martin of Ponca City, brothers-in-law, Craig Litton of Longview, Texas; and Jason Jones and wife Amy of Edmond; sister-in-law Christine Martin of Edmond; nephews, Jason Litton, Marc Stephenson, Gary Stephenson, Chris Stephenson and Maxwell Stephenson; nieces, Brenna Stephenson, Julie Williamson, Beth Stephenson, Tessa Stephenson, and Carly Stephenson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A nephew, Garrett Phillip Jones, is due in December.
He is preceded in death by his parents Walter James and Jewel Etha Rich Stephenson; sister, Linda Litton; and father–in-law, Doug Martin.
Casket bearers will be Maxwell and Carly Stephenson, Jason Jones, Kenny Orr, Randy Neal, Donnie Klinger, and Kanten Klinger. Honorary casket bearers are the members of his dart team, Troy Warrior, Sheila Deavers, Rhonda Williamson, Tom Myers, and Jamie Thomas.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of his mother and sister to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 758265-0309.


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  • Created by: William J "Jenk" Stephenson
  • Added: 29 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109676924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Garrett Stephenson (12 Sep 1952–26 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109676924, citing Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by William J "Jenk" Stephenson (contributor 47032658) .