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Roger K. Stephens, 69

Roger K. Stephens, 69, of Henderson, died October 11, 2012 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Piggott, he had lived in Henderson for 3 years moving from Jonesboro. Roger was a graduate of Jonesboro High School who enjoyed boating at Lake Norfork, staying busy outside gardening, sightseeing in Branson in his earlier years, and camping. He loved his dog, "Bandit" and his cat, "Smokey". He especially loved being "Papa" to his grandchildren. He was a retired plant manager having worked at Smurfit-Stone for 41 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Mountain Home.

He is survived by his wife of 18+ years, Brenda LaFarlette Stephens of Henderson; his son, Eric (Jody) Stephens, Brookland; daughter, Cindy (Danny) Sheffield, Bono; his merged family, Beverly Barker Weems and Robert Barker both of Trumann; his grandchildren, Tyler Stephens, Austin Stephens, Gage Sheffield, Remington Sheffield, Latisha Weems, Houston Barker, Karlee Barker; his brothers and sisters, Phyllis Cate, Jay, Oklahoma, JoeAnn McClelland, Siloam Springs, Betty Wood, Athens, Texas, Sherry Alexander, Gravette, Dennis Metcalf, Bentonville, and Diane Speer, Saginaw, Michigan.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert & Imogene Stanton Stephens; sister, Kathy Metcalf; brothers, Jimmy Chaffin, Danny Metcalf, Donny Metcalf, and Rev. Bud Stahl.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lewis Godby officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Stephens, Austin Stephens, Robert Barker, Jerry Joe Luna, Joey Chaffin, Danny Sheffield, Donald LaFarlette, and Terry LaFarlette. Honorary pallbearers are Gage Sheffield, Remington Sheffield, and Houston Barker.

Visitation was Friday 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

For lasting memorials, the family requests consideration to the , 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, District of Columbia, D.C., 20004 or First Christian Church of Mountain Home, 2338 Hwy 62 West, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 72654.


Published in Baxter Bulletin on Oct. 13, 2012
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