William Erving Stevens Sr., 66, passed away on May 9, 2006, in DeFuniak Springs, FL. He was born on Dec. 27, 1939, in Wilmington, DE to Russell C. and Anna Stevens.
Stevens was a resident of DeFuniak Springs and the Destin area for over 20 years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving his country in the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service, before retiring as a staff sergeant. He enjoyed ﬁshing and playing golf. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Stevens is preceded in death by his parents, Russell C. and Anna Stevens.
Stevens is survived by four sons, William E. Stevens Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Mobile, AL, Russell C. Stevens and wife, Jennifer, of Live Oak, FL, Charlie O. Stevens of Mobile, AL, and Johnny A. Stevens and wife, Tammy, of Madison, FL. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher, Sierra, Jonathan, Chelsea, Tyler, Briana, Whitney, Skylar, and Dylan. Also survived by two special friends, Rick and Elmer Lane.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, May 18, 2006, Page 10-B]