Ronald Alan Stephenson, 71, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at home with his loved ones.
Ron was born on November 4, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Thomas “Tommy” and Margaret “Margie” (Dillback) Stephenson. He graduated in 1967 from Bosse High School, and served in the US Army during Vietnam, later working for several Federal departments including the VA assisting other veterans.
Ron loved IU basketball and crossword puzzles. He was a kid at heart and loved being a grandfather. He often said his greatest accomplishments were serving his country and his daughter, but nothing compared to his grandsons. They always knew that they could talk Pappy into anything, including spending hours in a toy store and multiple picnics at the park. He will be remembered by his entire family for his infectious laugh.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister Rita Mossberger and his half-brother Don. His younger brother Ricky passed on October 28, 2021. Surviving family includes daughter Cory Hadley-Hayne (Jerry), brother Ray Stephenson, lifelong friend Pam Hadley, grandsons Easton and Renner Hurt, nieces Michelle Rickert and Tonya Rickard-Becker, nephews Shaun & Philip Gipson and Christian Stephenson, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice for their dedicated and compassionate care during Ron’s last days. Special thank you to Cathy, Michelle, Brielle, Destiny, Adam, Scott, and Paula for becoming part of our family during this trying time.
Per Ron’s request a private memorial service will be held by the family.