Jerry Dale Stephens Sr.

Born: Mon., Sep. 19, 1949
Died: Fri., Sep. 8, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

7:00 PM Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Jerry Dale Stephens Sr. 67, of Oblong, IL, passed away Friday September 8, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Born September 19, 1949 in Annapolis, IL he was the son of Major W. Stephens and Reba (Tracy) Stephens. On October 30, 1986 he married Yvonne Lee York.

Jerry was a carpenter for many years with David Krick in Oblong, IL and he enjoyed cutting firewood with his brothers for many years until he was injured and could no longer work. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and working on just about anything. Jerry was a big fan and enjoyed anything about John Wayne.

Survivors include his mother Reba Stephens of Oblong, IL; companion Lee Stephens of Oblong, IL; five sons and two daughters-in-law Jerry D. Stephens Jr and wife Jamie, Oblong, IL, Jason “Jed” Stephens, Oblong, IL, Tony LeRoy and Alisha Stephens, Robinson, IL, Damian Stephens, Jacksonville, IL and Brandon Stephens and Alexis Best, Oblong, IL; four daughters and sons-in-law Amber and Rick Beasley, Martinsville, IL, Stephinie and Brian Weger, Annapolis, IL, Lana Stephens and Fiancé Greg Myers, Oblong, IL and Randa and John Curtis, Mt. Vernon, IL; seventeen grandchildren; four great –grandchildren; four brothers and a sister-in-law Larry and Donna Stephens of West Liberty, IL, John Stephens of Olney, IL, Rick Stephens of Robinson, IL and Jeff Stephens of Newton, IL as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his father Major Stephens; former wife Jo Gilbert and a sister-in-law Diana Stephens.

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday September 13, 2017 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a private family graveside service at Harmony Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Jerry D. Stephens Sr. Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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