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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

George Joseph Stevens

March 5, 1952February 12, 2020
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Obituary of George Joseph Stevens

George was born on March 5, 1952, to George W. and Florence Stevens in Springfield, Massachusetts. He passed away February 12, 2020 at his residence in Killeen, Texas. He was 67 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents.

George spent his whole life serving others and started by joining the United States Army on January 16, 1970. He served as a Combat Medic with the 25th Infantry Division and later as a Dustoff Flight Medi with the 101st Airborne Division. During his service in Vietnam, George was wounded by gunfire while performing a rescue of wounded American Soldiers. He did not let this traumatic injury stop his service to others, and after six months of recuperation at a hospital in Okinawa, Japan, George volunteered to serve an additional 18 months in the same Okinawan Hospital helping other wounded personnel. Some of George's other duty stations include: Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served as a medical instructor for eight years, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, two tours in Korea, two tours at Fort Hood, Texas, and service in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. After a highly successful military career, George retired from the United States Army as a Master Sergeant on August 30, 1991. For his selfless service to our country, George received numerous commendations and awards such as the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm, National Defense Service Medal with One Service Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star, amongst others. George was a true American Patriot, but his service to help others was not yet complete.

After his military retirement, George applied and was hired with the Killeen Police Department on October 4, 1991. George started as a Patrol Officer, and worked tirelessly to move up to the rank of Sergeant and finally Lieutenant until his retirement on March 9, 2014. George served his community well and with great pride. He was also formally recognized by the Killeen Police Department many times, specifically when he saved the life of a two year old child who drowned on January 17, 2004, and on December 22, 1996, when he and other officers were able to apprehend an individual without incident who had cut his wrists and was still armed with razor blades in each hand. Additionally, George was instrumental in being the police department supervisor for the Region 6, Killeen Haz-Mat Team. George left a legacy of service to others.

George leaves behind his loving wife, Hee Soon, daughters Teresa and Joanna, his sons Moo Y. Jae and Moo J. Jae, four wonderful grandchildren, and his extended family from the United States Army and the Killeen Police Department.

Services

18 February

Visitation @ Crawford Bowers Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

19 February

Visitation @ Crawford Bowers Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

20 February

Crawford Bowers Funeral Home Chapel

12:00 pm

20 February

Burial with Full Military Honors- Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

2:00 pm

Memories

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Trisha French

February 15, 2020

I am very saddened. I am so sorry for your loss. GOD will keep your family in his hands during this time. My thoughts and prayers for you

Linda Lloyd

February 15, 2020

Any time George would come into my office at KPD, he would always have a smile and a kind word to say. He was a gentle soul. I am saddened to hear of his passing.
The Stevens family has my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort in your grief.

Linda Lloyd

Leon Charpentier

February 14, 2020

So sad he was such a great friend I remember when he Decided to go to the police academy we remain friends his whole career God bless your soul my friend rest in peace

Mary Green

February 14, 2020

I am so very sad to hear of George’s passing. He was always so kind, and always had time to speak and make you feel better when you were having a bad day. You would have never known this humble man was an American hero. Rest In Peace sweet George. Prayers and love to the Stevens’ family.

Rose Longwell

February 14, 2020

So sad to see this. George was definetly a kind soul. Prayers for peace and understsnding for the family.

Nisha King (previously Henderson)

February 13, 2020

I started working at Killeen Police Department in fall 2004. I was assigned badge 3075 which was previously Stevens badge number.
Everytime we passed each other whether in the hallway or out on the road, Stevens addressed me, "What's up 3075?" And I would always reply, "I'm great 3075." He was truly a great example and man! He will be missed.

Brenda Frye

February 13, 2020

Officer George always knew just what to say too me when I seemed to always get myself into a pickle when I was a juvenile he along with so many others never gave up on me I thank you for helping me grow as a person and also shaping me into the Strong Woman I am today with out the love and support I think my life would of turned out the other way . I will miss you my Friend much love and respect Sir . On behalf of my Family and I we send our deepest heartfelt Condolences and Prayers for the entire Family

Christopher Walker

February 13, 2020

Very sad news to hear of Officer Stevens passing. George was a very kind and compassionate person and he was a pleasure to work with and be around. Every scene either Fire, EMS, or HAZMAT, George would be there always helpful and working hard at his job. I enjoyed training with George he was a great police officer dedicated to the citizens and his department, he will truly be missed by all of us.

Tressa Yantz

February 13, 2020

George was always checking in on the staff of the ER, always lightening the mood and making the most of the situation. George was kind and patient, always listened before he responded with a very calming effect unless he was telling a Dad joke. I am sorry to see this; the gates of Heaven are more protected now than ever before by a huge heart and sweet grin that answers to George.

Scott Cosper

February 13, 2020

George was a great American, Public Servant and Person! All of your contributions to our Country and Community are greatly appreciated. You will be missed! Your family and friends are in our prayers. ❤️🙏🏻
Scott Cosper

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