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Walter McKinley Stephens, Jr.

August 20, 1957 — November 6, 2020

Walter McKinley Stephens, Jr, age 63 years, of Winfield, Tennessee died November 6, 2020 at the Tennova Turkey Creek in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He was born in Jellico, Tennessee on August 20, 1957 the son of Walter McKinley and Jeanette Gertrude (Douglas) Stephens. Walter was a carpenter, in addition to supervising the building of log homes and FHA homes, he owned his own business, Nationwide Log Home Building, Inc., he is a member of the Hayes Creek Church of God, but attended the Gumfork Community Baptist Church, loved working on cars, mud riding, and building.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Allen Ray Stephens; daughter, Daisy Laura Clark; brothers, William Oliver Stephens, Buddy Ray Stephens, William Leroy Stephens, and Matthew Stephens; sisters, Patsy Ruth Stephens, Vicky Ann Stephens, Geneda Irene Stephens, Shirley Marie Underwood, Carol Dean Privett South, and Rebecca Leona Stephens; and grandchildren, Livy-Libby Lou Higgins and Dylan Dayson.

Survivors include his wife, Tonya Lynn (Jones) Stephens of Winfield, sons, Raymond Sumler, Walter Leroy Stephens (Susan) of Williamsburg, Steven August Bodenstein (Angel) of Cincinnati, Walter Stephen Winchester of Stearns, Mark Bodenstein of Cincinnati, Robbie Godsey (Tonya Maxey) of Winfield, Jerry Taylor (Ginger) of Winfield, Scott Jones of Winfield, and Scott Jones (Sharyl); daughters, Jennifer Lynn Chambers (Jeff), Tanya Wyanette Anderson (Buck), and Charlotte Jones all of Winfield, Jamie Terry (Sean), Marci Navarro (David) and Chrystal Williams (David), Carrie Chitwood; brother, D. Avery Douglas, Charles Samuel Stephens of Winfield, Thomas Gary Stephens of Winfield; sister, Mary Elizabeth Hill of Winfield; grandchildren, Ginaeve Stephens (Carl), Jimmie Stephens (Brittany), Annie Stockton, Michael Chappelear, Justin Chappelear (Taccaria), Brandy Paul, Kelsey Powers, Heaven Bodenstein, Michael Bodenstein, Christopher Bodenstein, Gracie Bodenstein, Kola Winchester, Kyle Strunk, Noah Bodenstein, Jason Clark, Justin Clark, Jackson Clark, Jakoda Taylor, Jaden Stephens, Jedidiah Stephens, Courtney Taylor, Kirsten Duncan (CC), William Taylor Duncan (Courtney), Paul Chambers, Taylor Ridenour, Patimae Taylor, Tiffany Elliott, Keasha Jones, Thomas Dayson, Nicholas Dayson, Karissa Anderson, Kaylee Anderson, Hunter Anderson, Katelynn Anderson, Daniel Dodson, Bethany Dodson, Robert-RJ McGee, Wesley-Wesimo Ooten, Kasee Ooten (Kelvin), Phillips Ootn (Brittany), Tiffany Elliot (Jesse), Leon and Kinley Barry, Jazimin Hill; and great grandchildren, Daniel, Kalie, and River Nunn, Karter and Karsyn Stockton, Walker Duncan, Clayton, Claire, Chloe, Camber, and Cayson Duncan, Xiadriana Taylor, Zoiee King, Tiffany and Tafton Grant, Ameila and Abigail Elliott, WaTosha, LaRaya, KayLee, JaKara, Levi Chappelear, Zaelaeh and Taelynn Perdue, Mehki Stephens, Mary Chappelear, Kloee Young, Kylee Young, Tagen Ooten, Jackson Ooten, Montaina Chitwood, Neveda Chitwood and 2 on the way; special friends, David Grant, Brenda Carson, Virginia and David Cecil, Bob Muse, Troy and Monica Shafter along with many other special friends and family.

In accordance with Walter’s wishes cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be held by the family at a later date.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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