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Jeffery Ryan Stephenson, 39 of New Paris, OH, passed away suddenly on Jan. 2, 2017. He was born on Jan. 24, 1977 in Valdosta, GA as the son of Mark and Latrelle Stephenson. Jeffery grew up and lived most of his life in Live Oak, FL. He graduated from Suwannee High School in 1995. Jeffery was a hard worker, who was a very devoted family man; he loved his kids and family dearly. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Opal Pauline (Smith) Stephenson, New Paris, OH; son, Alex Bazzel, Palm Coast, FL; daughters, Caitlyn Smith, Addison and Danica Stephenson, New Paris, OH; parents, Mark and Latrelle Stephenson, Live Oak, FL; sister, Heidi Day (John), High Springs, FL; brother, Mark Davis (T.J.), Callahan, FL; grandfather, John Rehberg, Hickory, NC; and several nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Wesley and Mildred Harrell, and Patsy Rehberg; nephew, Lucas Smith.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Melody Christian Life Center, on Hwy 129 South in Live Oak, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.
Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home is in charge of all arrangements. 937-325-1564
Published on February 8, 2017
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