Harry H. Stephens Jr., M.D.

July 28, 1932May 16, 2013

Harry Hart Stephens, Jr., M.D., was born July 28, 1932 to Harry Hart Stephens, Sr., M.D. and Nelda Mae Magnusson. He went home to be with his Lord Jesus on May 16, 2013. Dr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Lorraine Louise Stephens and Lisa Marie Bass. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Dianne S. Stephens, a sister Betty Holzapfel and his three sons, Michael and his wife Rebecca, Scott and Mark Stephens. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tracy, Bradley and Bryan, Erin, Billy, Shannon and Mitchell, and seven great grandchildren. Dr. Stephens received his Bachelor’s degree from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana in 1955. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago in June of 1959. He did his Internship and Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, and then moved his family to San Antonio, Texas where he practiced Medicine for 40 years from 1961 to 2001. Harry Stephens loved the practice of medicine which was second only to his love for his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. He did mission work in Mexico for over 40 years. He worked with T.I.M.E. for Christ Mexico Missions, setting up medical clinics in the mountain villages of Mexico to minister to the poor and needy and to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Stephens was a member and Deacon at the Castle Hills First Baptist Church. He also sang in the Adult and Senior Adult choirs and played the piano for his Sunday School Class. Most notable of all desires and legacies he could leave was knowing each of his family members knew the Lord. He never passed up an opportunity to share his faith in Christ as the only hope of eternal life. Visitation will be held at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy., on Monday, May 20, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held the following day, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Castle Hills First Baptist Church, 2220 NW Military Hwy., at 10:00 a.m., with Visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Hwy. Please visit for online tributes.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to T.I.M.E. For Christ Medical Missions, 613 NW Loop 410, Suite 680, San Antonio, Texas 78216, 210-366-4799 or 210-696-2117.


  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Interment Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Harry H. Stephens Jr., M.D.

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Norman Jacobson, MD

June 20, 2013

Saddened to hear of Harry's death. As a professional colleague for numerous years, I knew him as a sincere, caring and dedicated doctor. Always a gentleman and an excellent clinician. May the family find comfort in their good memories.

June 16, 2013

Maria Socorro and Robert E. Flores. Ron,Donald, John ,and Leticia Ann.
You are in our prayers. He was a man that set the Gold standard for patient care. We know in our hearts that he will be greatly missed.

stacy onley(neigh: mccrary)

May 23, 2013

dr. stevens took good care of me when i was little. i remember he told my mom not to have my tonsils out, that i'd be better off with what God gave me. he was right ! i will always remember dr. stevens. happy he's with Jesus now.

Laurie McCormick

May 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

May 22, 2013

When I heard of Harry's passing, my heart was saddened for the family's loss and the earthly loss we all feel for this wonderful, caring man. Dr. Stephens spent so many years ministering to both physical and spiritual needs of so many, and I recall a close association with the Stephens family beginning in the mid 1960s as Harry and Dianne, Norma and I sang with them in a great choir at Castle Hills FBC. Harry's passion for the Mexico medical and dental ministry demonstrated a genuine love for spreading the Gospel according to the scriptural injunction of Matthew 25:34-40 by first meeting physical needs and then addressing the far deeper need of eternal salvation for his patients.
Harry was our friend, our family physician and a man who demonstrated how a Christian should walk with the Lord even during times of illness and heartache. Diane and family, our prayers go with you during this time in your lives. As my son, Steve mentioned, we'll see him again in Heaven and it will be a glorious time of singing and rejoicing.


Larry, Becky and family

Jean Thompson

May 21, 2013

Mark, I heard of your father's home going and my prayers for you and the family during this time of tears and memories. Our family's share a few memories of church choir, camp, softball and Christmas pageants enjoying your family at each moment. Blessings Dianne, you and your family are in my prayers.

Steven Cunningahm

May 21, 2013

Back in the late 1960's and early 1970's, my father and mother used to take us to join the Stephens family at Granite Shoals for camping weekends. I remember their AirStream trailer, and sitting around the campfire singing Southern Gospel songs. Great memories. One time, when I was about aged 10 or so, I left the group to go check out the rental boats. When I walked back, I said, "dad, can we rent a b," my sentence being broken by riotous laughter and leg slapping from the men (Dad, Dr. Harry, Scott and Michael). Seems that they had made a 5 dollar bet or something that the first thing I would say when I got back was to issue an inquiry about the boat. I still smile when I think of that :). Dr. Harry was a generous man, a warm hearted person. I appreciate all the generosity of the Stephens family, having offered to watch the Cunningham kids while our mom was in the hospital with a terminal illness. I can't wait to meet up with Dr. Harry in heaven. God bless.

Karen Webb

May 21, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane, and your family at this time. When I moved to San Antonio in 1976, I remember first meeting him briefly at church when I joined. Later when I needed medical care, I called the doctor that my doctor in California had recommended me to him as both men were involved in medical mission work, to my surprise it was Dr. Stephens. I had not made the connection, but I found that He was kind and caring. Years later when I became a nurse, he was supportive to me. I will miss his smile and words of encouragement. I will always associate medical mission work with his name. Prayers and Blessings,

May 21, 2013

my father, coyle w williams (orthopedic surgeon), passed away just two days before dr. stephens. they were great friends and partners in sharing the Gospel through their practices and in serving the poor here and overseas. i remember dr stephens as a kind and gentle man that my father had great love and respect for. we are all so thankful he is rejoicing in Heaven.
peter williams and all the williams kids

Keith & Sue McCrary

May 21, 2013

Right after moving to San Antonio in 1970 we took our daughter to Dr. Stephens. During our visit he ask us if we had found a church since moving to San Antonio. We had not so he began to tell us about the great church he went to Castle Hills First Baptist Church. He seemed so excited about his church we decided to visit and later became members. He was our family doctor until he retired. He was a good doctor but a better man of God. May God grant Dianne, Michael, Scott, Mark and the other family members an extra portion of His grace during this time and the weeks ahead.
Keith & Sue McCrary