Lloyd G. “Buck” Stephens, age 78, of WV Hwy 5 West of Glenville, departed this life on the evening of Friday, March 11, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 8, 1938 in Huntington, Buck was the son of the late James T. and Genevieve Snyder Stephens.
Buck was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former employee of West Virginia Paving, Summers Construction, and Kinney Shoe Corporation, where he was an Assistant Superintendent. He was involved in volunteer work in the community of Glenville, including past president and board member for the Glenville Recreation Center. He also worked on a special project for building a new addition and restrooms to the Recreation Center building. He was also recognized by the Gilmer County Economic Developments Association as Outstanding Citizen of the year.
Buck was a volunteer for the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security, Red Cross, and Emergency Management and helped in many disaster relief efforts. He was a Christian by faith and attended the Little Kanawha Independent Church. Buck will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
On August 14, 2015 Buck was united in marriage to Karen J. Mounts, who survives at their Route 5 home.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Christopher Glen Pegg and Cassie Linn Ward of Glenville; four great-grandchildren, Damon Dobbins, Kaden Pegg, Caleb Putnam, and Mackenzie Ward of Glenville; four step children, Marsha Wine (Chad), Melody Borlaug (Shannon), Danielle Hamric (Andy), and Quentin Cain, and six step-grandchildren, Jakob and Josh Gragg, Hannah Turner, Caitlyn and Gage Wine, and Hayden Hamric, all of Glenville.
Also surviving is one brother, Charles William Stephens and four sisters, Mary Etta Rowsey, Sally Keefer, Maxine Cole, and Nancy Scarberry, all of Huntington.
Along with his parents, Buck was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Sue Blackwell Stephens, three children, Thomas Stephens, Jeanne Dawn Stephens, and Karen Sue Rollyson, and one sister, Cecelia Parsons..
Funeral Services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiated. Burial followed in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Barboursville. Friends called from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. was honored to serve the family of Lloyd G. “Buck” Stephens with arrangements.