Gerald R. Stevens
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LONDONDERRY: Gerald R. Stevens, 62, died at 6:55am Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Adena Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
He was born November 19, 1951, in Ross County, to the late James L. and Evelyn (McWhorter) Stevens. On August 16, 1974, he married the former Connie L. Smallridge, who survives.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law Chad (Amanda) Stevens, Jackson, OH; daughter Emily Stevens, Londonderry; grandson Casen Stevens, Jackson; brothers and sisters-in-law Dave (Jeannie) Stevens, Londonderry, Rick (Marcheta) Stevens, Chillicothe; a sister and brother-in-law Cathy (Kevin) Miller, Jeffersonville; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companions "Sebastian" and "Fiona." He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Jimmy Stevens.
Gerald was a graduate of Southeastern High School, Class of 1970. He retired from Glatfelter in 2013, where he worked as a pulp mill operator. He enjoyed gardening and collecting Hot Wheels; was an Ohio State and NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending auctions. He attended New Life Church in Richmond Dale.
At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Graveside services in Londonderry Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family under the direction of Haller Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adena Health Foundation- Palliative Care Fund, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601. His online guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com
Haller Funeral Home
1661 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette from July 27 to July 28, 2014