Virgil Wayne Stephenson

July 16, 1930January 1, 2020

Virgil Wayne Stephenson, age 89, of North Little Rock, passed away January 1, 2020. He was born July 16, 1930, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, to Samuel and Martha Stephenson. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gene Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson was an Army veteran of 82nd Airborne Division in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Cabot. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joan Stephenson; son, Bruce Stephenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two stepchildren, Cary Brooks and husband Ron of Dover, Arkansas and Brian Crawley and wife Liz of Butlerville, Arkansas; two brothers, Donnie Stephenson of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Kenny Stephenson of Del Norte, Colorado; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, January 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and services on Monday, January 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock, Alex Hale officiating. Entombment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. To share a memory of Mr. Stephenson with his family visit


  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020


Virgil Wayne Stephenson

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Chuck Freeman

January 5, 2020

Mr Virgil was kind and great neighbor. Was a great honor to know him. He will be missed dearly in our neighborhood.. Was a true Christian. Rest in peace Mr Virgil. My dear friend. My prayers are with the family

Mary Ann Miller

January 5, 2020

Mr. Virgil was my neighbor knew him for 15 years it was a honor to know him he was a well respected man sending my love an prayers to his wife an family he will be greatly missed until we meet again

David Brown

January 5, 2020

Without a doubt one of the finest Christian men I have ever known. Everything about brother Virgil was filled with love. He loved his wife, his family, his brethren in the church, his Bible, the little children...the list is endless. One didn't have to be around brother Virgil very long to get a smile, a laugh, a hug, a kiss, a tear, an encouraging word. What a great example to all of us.
1 Corinthians 13:13...."faith, hope and love, but the greatest is love"
and that's brother Virgil and his life example. What a truly wonderful man that I will miss ever so much. Joan, i am praying for you daily and always here for you!

Velda Price

January 3, 2020

Virgil was one of the nicest man I have ever known. He always had a smile on his face and seemed to love everyone and everyone loved him. Virgil could really keep you entertained with his stories. Always giving out hugs and everyone wanted to hug this fine man. I know his wife will miss him very much. But if anyone will be in heaven it will be Virgil. I will miss him very much.