Howard Stanley Stevens

June 23, 1933January 10, 2014
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Howard S. Stevens, 80, of Eads, TN, formerly of New Haven, WV and Foley, AL passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis, TN. He was born June 23, 1933, in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late Walter W. and Mayme Erbs Stevens. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Mary E. Mack and great grandchild, Kingston. Howard enlisted in the U.S. Navy and retired as Chief Quartermaster with 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Bronze Medal with Combat V, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Star. He also served in the Korean War. Throughout his military career, he was awarded several commendations for valor and his service to his country. He is survived by his loving wife, Tamie Kanai. They married in Yokohama, Japan and were blessed with 54 years together. He is also survived by his son, John M of Bruceton, TN; daughters, Joyce (Jeff) Harrah of Belle, WV, Julia (Jeff) Lowrey of Eads, TN; five grandchildren, Briana (Charles) Phillips, Billy Stevens, Joshua Harrah, Michael Caballero, Selina Caballero; sister Mabel P. Smock of Merritstown, PA, and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: Wounded Warriors Project or local VA homes.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2014

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Alicia Antonia Rogers

November 9, 2014

I wish I could've met you. I'll be forever grateful for your call to reach out when I was 18. Rest in peace. Prayers to the family.

Rose Marie

May 17, 2014

Dear Tami,Mike,Joyce,& Julia
My heartfelt condolences to all of you for your loss. I only wish I could have seen him and talked with him one more time.i saw the photo gallery and saw the are a beautiful family. God Bless. I am so sorry

February 4, 2014

TOMY, Mary and I extend our sympathy and condolences to you, your daughters, son, and grandkids.
We have lots of memories, of our few visits, of Howard and I discussing Religion, Politics, and offspring, and you and Mary in the kitchen chit-chatting.
Memories we will cherish always.
Our prayers are with you and yours, may GOD bless and give you strength.
Irby and Mary Atkinson
Pensacola (Pace) Florida.

Andrew Gooding

January 17, 2014

Joyce, very sorry to hear about your father. He sounded like a wonderful man.

Brad Layne

January 17, 2014

Tamie, Mike, Joyce, and Julia, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Howard was a great person and he will be deeply missed. I have many wonderful memories of him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Thomas & Jessica Turner

January 16, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He will be missed by Jessica and I. Tami, we miss you and are praying for you and your family.

January 15, 2014

Mike and family,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jimmy Phy

January 15, 2014

Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Jimmy Phy

Jackie Burgess

January 15, 2014

Julia, I hae been praying for you and your family. I know this is a difficult loss for all of you. I love you and am here to assist with anything you may need. Ongoing thoughts and prayers for you all.

Bill and Rhonda Turri

January 15, 2014

We pray your hearts are cradled and your spirits are lifted in the weeks to come.
Through God's love, may your family find close times in old times remembered.