Mr. Stevens was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Gainesville to the late Hubert B. Stevens and Nell Hudson Stevens of Murrayville. Mr. Stevens was a successful leader in the poultry industry in the Gainesville area, and at the time of his retirement he was live operations manager for ConAgra.
He was preceded in death by: his beloved wife, Dorothy Stover Stevens; a brother, Charlie Stevens; and sisters, Alma Ash, Thelma Kemp, Irene Holman and Myrtle Lee.
Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Donald Palmour of Murrayville and Becky and Dr. Wesley Funk of Clayton; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Melissa Stevens of Gainesville; seven grandchildren, Beth Barnes, Lindsay Justice (Greg), Suzanne Funk Aultman (Brian), the Rev. Matthew Funk (Kirstin), Sarah Funk Harvey (David), Laura Funk and Daniel Stevens (Lauren); seven great-grandchildren, Jaylon Justice, Jordan Justice, Griffin Barnes, Anna Leigh Aultman, Bryson Aultman, Samuel Funk and Andrew Funk.
Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel in Gainesville. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore officiated. The family received friends Feb. 9 at Memorial Park North in Gainesville.