March 13, 1938-
January 25, 2014
Columbus, GA- Mr. Robert P. Stevenson, Jr., SGM (Retired) of Columbus passed away Saturday at St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years of age and resided 3807 Montrose Drive.
A native of Winnsboro, S.C. and the son of the late Robert, Sr. and Mamie Ellison Stevenson, Mr. Stevenson was born on March 13, 1938. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, retiring after 29 years following two tours at Vietnam. He was also retired from the U. S. Postal Service with 11 years as a mail carrier. He was a member and Commander of the DAV Chapter #56, and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Mr. Stevenson was a wonderful and loving caregiver to his wife who preceded him in death, Mrs. Mary Walker Stevenson. He was also preceded in death by a great grandchild, Chandler Rivers.
Survivors include: his children, Wayne Birch (Geraldine), Kathy Birch, Sheila Simmons and Kelvin L. Stevenson (LaShundra); six grandchildren, one great grandchild; four brothers, Joseph Stevenson (Ruth), James Stevenson (Martha), Kenneth B. Stevenson and Eddie L. Stevenson; five sisters, Bessie Woodard (Curtis), Vivian Powe, Mary Jackson (Alfred), Mamie Ricks (Willie) and Willie F. Stevenson; loving in-laws, Willie B. King, Louise Chester (Willie) and Hattie Boglin; god children, Teresa Person (Byron) and Charles Mallard (Patricia); a host of other relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Stevenson will be held Friday, 11:00 am at the Progressive Chapel with interment in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, 1 til 6:00 pm at the funeral home. The cortege will depart from the residence at 10:30 the morning of the service. Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care."
Progressive Funeral Home
4235 St Mary'S Rd Columbus, GA 31907
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Jan. 29, 2014