John Stephens

Obituary of John Edward Stephens

John Edward “Buck” Stephens, 74, died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Vincent Stephens and Bernice Capell Stephens. Mr. Stephens was a retired roofer. Surviving are two sons, Ronald Stephens, Sr. and Donald Stephens both of Sumter; one daughter, Virginia Plenge of Columbia; two brothers, James Caples, Sr. and Cary Stephens, Sr. (Sharon) all of Sumter; two sisters, Earline Tennant (Thomas) of Summerton and Judy Hershberger (Henry Page) of Sumter; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent “Windy” Stephens. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 P.M. Sunday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2873 Sequoia Drive. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.