James Stevenson IV
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James Stevenson IV age 52, of Stevens Point passed away Thursday August 30, 2012 at St. Michaels Hospital.
Funeral services for James will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday September 9, 2012 at the Plover/Shuda Funeral Home in Plover. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday and again from Noon until the time of services Sunday, both at the Plover Funeral Home.
James was born August 1, 1960 in Philadelphia, the son of James III and Laura (D'Alonzo) Stevenson. In 1991 he moved to Stevens Point to be with his fiance' Samoeun Khlap, after they had met at a wedding in Illinois. James had been living in Illinois after moving there with his family as a child. The couple opened Samoeun Happy Wok in 1998 and have worked together building the successful restaurant at its current location on Plover Road in Plover. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. His bubbly spirit and constant smile will live forever in the hearts of all he met.
James is survived by his wife Samoeun; 5 children: Amy (Richard) Jones, Virginia; Ren (Melissa) Khlap, Wausau; Emilie ( Fiance' DeShun Porter) Khlap, Denver; Cenuen (Fiance' Ariel Council) Khlap, Stevens Point; Vannak (Fiance' Heather Schoenrock) Khlap, Plover. 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. 2 sisters Mary (Thomas) Luetkehans, Olympia, WA and Elizabeth (Douglas) Kelly, Coupeville, WA. 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, 2012