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Richard Edward Stephens


1947 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Richard Edward Stephens Obituary
Richard Edward Stephens, affectionately known as Bucky, passed away at his home in Coppell on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Services in North Richland Hills. Graveside service: will follow in Emerald Hills in Kennedale. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to or LaSalle Retreat Center in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Jan. 12, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., to Richard Edward Stephens and Mary Alice Donahue Stephens. He graduated from Parkway Central High School in 1965. He then served in the Navy from 1967 to 1972 as an E5 radioman, spending time in California and at a submarine base in Italy. Richard married the love of his life, Judith Ann Sepp, in March 1975. They lived in Florida working in the food and beverage industry before moving to Arlington. There they started their own specialty advertising business where Richard honed his sales skills and won over everyone he met with his charm. Richard and Judy had a son, Michael Sean, born Nov. 3, 1982. Bucky was a very giving and loving father who always encouraged his son to do his best, especially with sports and working. He was an avid moviegoer and golfer who loved traveling and spending time with his family and dogs. He was also an active member of ACTS within the Catholic faith and a brother-in-Christ to many. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his parents; and brother, Thomas John. Survivors: His son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Katie, of Coppell. He is also survived by brother, Robert M. Stephens (Cindy); sister, Molly Golterman (Ed); sister, Patsy Hitchens (Richard); brother, Mark Stephens (Donna); and numerous nieces and nephews. Bucky will be remembered as a loving, generous, and humorous father, brother, uncle, friend and loved one. He selflessly supported many charitable organizations.
Published in Star-Telegram on May 9, 2014
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