John Robert Stephens
6/2/1942 - 12/31/2018

 John Robert Stephens, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Bellmead Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas with Paul Briggs officiating.

John was born June 2, 1942 in Union, Mississippi to Frank and Delia (Gray) Stephens. He served in the Army in communications serving in Vietnam and retired after 20 years and 21 days of service. After retiring he worked in maintenance at the Waco VA Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital for several years.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita Stephens on March 11, 2017; and son-in-law, Douglas Green on December 15, 2018.

Survivors include his children, Angela Green, Robert Stephens and Amanda Willich and husband, Fred; his sister, Betty Fish and husband, Joe; his grandchildren, Christopher Stephens and wife, Sunny, Jonathon Smart and Morgan, Brooklyn Green, Maddison Willich, Dalton Willich, Kristie Alexander, Jamie Willison and Andrew and Fred Willich Jr. and wife Jennifer; 9 great-grandchildren; his niece, Linda South and several other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family would like to thank Lake Shore Health Care Center and Interim Hospice for their care and support. .

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