OBITUARY

Terry Maynard Stephenson

May 31, 1938June 7, 2018

Graveside services for Terry Maynard Stephenson, 80, of Tyler will be 11:00am Monday, June 11, 2018 at Tyler Memorial Park with James Walker officiating.

Mr. Stephenson was born on May 31, 1938 in Arnolds Park, Iowa to Maynard Vernon and Mildred Ida DeGraw Stephenson and passed away on June 7, 2018 in Tyler. He graduated from Iowa State in Chemical Engineering, worked for Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, being transferred to Cumberland, Maryland with Kelly-Springfield in 1961 and then to Tyler in 1969. He later owned Graphic Communications Printing, which he used to publish and distribute Christian pamphlets and witnessing materials. Terry loved the Lord and served as Elder and Adult Bible teacher at Tyler Christian Fellowship church for over 30 years. He fought his battle with Alzheimer’s almost 20 years.

Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife of 58 years Karen Stephenson of Tyler; daughter: Apryl Crum and husband Scott of Tyler; sons: Todd Stephenson and wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches, John David Stephenson and wife Jennifer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Paul Stephenson and wife Kasia of Ramsey, New Jersey. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10:00am Monday June 11, 2018 at the Tyler Memorial Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Graveside Monday, June 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Terry Maynard Stephenson

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Mary Pat Johns

June 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of Terry's passing, but know in my deepest heart that he is in heaven. Karen, I know you will miss him. One of the things I remember most about Terry was when he taught Adult Bible Study every Sunday morning in the fellowship hall at TCF. He was wise about what the Scriptures said, and shared his knowledge seamlessly and without effort. More than once, I asked him for prayer after a service, and his calm, loving manner always helped. Nothing I shared ever ruffled him--he would just listen and pray. I always felt accepted in his presence. He didn't complicate issues--just made things better with his practical outlook on life in general.

Love to all. He was a good man.

Bettyee Fugger

June 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss, Karen. Will be holding you and the children and grands in prayer that the love and life of Jesus will shine through your loss and touch the hearts of those who surround you in this trying season. Much love and many blessings until we meet with Ed and Terry in glory, Bettye Fugger


FROM THE FAMILY