Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crestwood Memorial Chapel for Mr. Jack Stephens, 56, of Boaz, who died on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Dr. Mike Yopp will officiate. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
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Jack was born in Gadsden, Ala., and moved to California at a young age, where he spent 50 years working and raising his family. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 35 years of service, then he and his family moved back to Boaz. He loved N.H.R.A. drag racing, dirt bike riding and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Barbara Stephens; brother, Tom Stephens; brother-in-law, Steve Gardner; nephew, Jesse; and a niece, Sara.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Cathy Stephens; sons, Jason and Jonathan Stephens; granddaughter, Emily Paige; sisters, Sheila DeRochea and Susan Gardner; uncle, Ralph Brannon; nieces and nephews, Jaime, Jackie, Jennie, Jo Jo, Christine, Valerie, Alyssa, Christain, Payton and Logan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
in honor of Jack.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jennifer Ballentine and chaplain, Dr. Mike Yopp, with Gadsden Regional Hospice; to the nurses and staff of the seventh-floor South Cancer Unit at Gadsden Regional Medical Center; and to niece, Jaime, for all of their loving care.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home.
To view this obit online or to send an online condolence, visit www.crestwoodmemorialfh.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 26, 2012