Richard Lee 'Dick' Stephenson


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Thursday June 06, 2019

10:00 AM

Criswell Funeral Home

Ada, Oklahoma

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Services for Richard Lee "Dick" Stephenson, 78, of Kingston and formerly of Ada will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Zac Christian will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Stephenson died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1941, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, to Wayne and Lelia Means Stephenson. He graduated from Ada High School in 1959.
He married Wynema Etier on April 11, 1979. Mr. Stephenson received his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Central University. He was a coach and a teacher. He was in the oil business and was a nember of the First United Methodist Church.
Although the always-entertaining Dickie didn't need a reason for people to want to be around him, he and Nema spent many years at Lake Texoma, prompting visits from his kids and grandkids, who meant everything to him.
Second only to his family, Dickie enjoyed his friends and a good party, which he was usually the life of. Everywhere he went he made friends, whether he liked them or not!
Dickie definitely lived it his own way, never minded telling you what way that was and probably never walked by a blackjack table without playing at least one hand. If there's an Elks Lodge in the sky, he's found it and is telling tall tales with his friends, old and new.
Survivors include his wife, Nema, of the home; daughter, Casey Hunter and husband, John, of Shawnee; two sons, Shawn Stephenson and wife, Lisa, of La Quinta, California, and Jamie Lowry and wife, Jennifer, of Ada; grandchildren, Heath Hunter of Shawnee, Sara and Brooks Stephenson, Paden and Ella Duncan of La Quinta, Wyatt, Natalie, Reagan, Trinity and Luke Lowry of Ada; two brothers, Gene Stephenson, wife, Lynda, and family of Edmond and Jon Stephenson, wife, Cheryl, and family of Frisco, Texas; sister, Sue Mayes, husband, Wayne, and family of Delaware, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathleen Kirkuff Stephenson, mother of Casey and Shawn, and James B. Lowry, father of Jamie.
Bearers will be Todd Chapman, Matt Wood, Kerry Halcomb, Jamey Hutchings, Max Ross, Shane Foster and Kenny Bare. Honorary bearers will be Don Hutchings, Andy Fowler, Farrell Large and Ted Hedrick.
The family says memorials may be made to the Ada Cougar Athletics, PO Box 1359, Ada, OK 74821 or ECU Foundation, PO Box Y-8, Ada, OK 74821.
Published on June 3, 2019
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Geraldine Stephenson Owen
Jun 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in
my prayers for comfort during this sad time.