OBITUARY

Frederick "Rusty" Earl Stephens

April 21, 1928September 30, 2019
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Frederick E. “Rusty” Stephens, 91, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. Born in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Charles Frederick and Mae Vivian Pettit Stephens. He served in the US Navy from 1945-1949. Rusty worked for Kraft Foods for many years and was awarded Kraft’s highest sales award – the Jade ring. He was happiest when he became a one man landscaping company and he continued to work hard until he reached 81 years of age. He loved his ex-wife, Jane Stephens, his children, his grandchildren, but most of all, his five great-grandsons. He is survived and loved by his daughter, Mollie Wiggins (Robbie); sons, David Stephens and Joey Stephens; grandchildren, Page, Robin, Paul, Summer, Amber, Joseph, and Jay; great-grandsons, Riley, Banks, Sully, Keller and Myles (who he recently taught to “hambone”). Also, his sisters, Betty Cooksey and Eleanor (Stanley) Moore. His Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, SC. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o I.C.R.C. 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210, ATTN: Ken Bowers/Meals on Wheels.

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 4, 2019

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Janet Mungo

October 2, 2019

I have too many memories of Rusty to name just one, but our 1st meeting in jr. high was the best!! He announced loudly-
So You’re the girl who broke my daughters nose!! I was shaking & from then on we laughed & shared mutual love & respect as if I was another daughter!
I loved Rusty & Jane then and now know they are together sharing wonderful funny stories.
Both of them are part of my dna and I will love all my Stephens / Wiggins family forever.❤️ Janet

Wanda Jenkins

October 2, 2019

Sweet Mollie, I was so sad to hear of Rusty's passing. He was always so sweet and quite the flirt. I will pray for comfort and strength for you and the family during this most difficult time. Love Wanda

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