Bill L. Stevens
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“Sorry to hear about Bill. He was not just my leader, but my friend. God be with you all. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Ernie Miller - Conway, AR

“Coach Stevens left an indelible mark on me and changed the trajectory of my life. I am going to miss him terribly as will countless others. Mrs....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Tucker - Covington, LA

“Many fond memories of the time I played with Bill in high school. RIP friend the pain is gone. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Troy Seals - Madison, MS - Friend

“I'm very sad. Bill was a good friend. I'll miss his jokes and his political emails, miss his occasional letter, seeing him at reunions..............Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: faye Ballard - New Orleans, LA

“Bill will always be in my thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful and patient "teacher", even to the nurses who cared for him. Hugs to you and...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Melanie Matthews - Kennard, TX

“My sincere condolences to the Stevens family and may you find comfort and strength in the great memories you have of him. Remember he is never gone...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Michele Hunt - Houston, TX

“Sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and peace to the Stevens families. Bill was a customer, mentor and friend during my early years in the...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Kyle Kruse - Cameron, TX - Friend

“Regarding my memory entry, my sincere apologies for the typing error, should have said Mr. Bill Stevens. Rest in Peace Bill. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Charles Lee - Lumberton, MS

“Saddened by Bills passing. We knew him at family events. He could eat, drink, dance, and boy could he talk. A fun guy. Now my email inbox will...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: rosalie and charles lovetro - TX

“We have fond memories of Bill and send our condolences to his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren...May God comfort you in this difficult...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Benny and Amanda Stewart Roberts - MS

“He had a massive impact on me as a young man and changed my life. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Hailey - Lufkin, TX - friend

“It's me agen. I just want to say never forget us. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Hannah Koch - St. Rose, LA

“I miss you so much. I wish you got to see Arianna my baby sister. We the Koch and the Lovetros miss and love you very much ...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Hannah Koch - St. Rose, LA

“Please know that you're family are in my prayers. (Penny Slade Lehan daughter) ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Robbin Lehan - Purvis, MS

“My heart and prayers are yours. I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for you daily. God has a great place prepared for Bill. Love...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Roberts - GA - Old friend

“I was very sad to hear about Bill. He was a wonderful man with a very warm heart and welcoming personality. My heart goes out to his family and...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Agnew - Lufkin, TX

“Bill was a great athelete and friend. I remember him well when my family lived in Lumberton, MS. How priviledged we were to live during that time in...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Donnie R Townsend - Flower Mound, TX

“The world is a lesser place today with the loss of our dear friend Mr. Bill Stephens. Rest in peace "ole buddy". Deepest sympathies to Jeannine...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Charles Lee - Lumberton, MS

“My heartfelt condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of Coach. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Gendusa - Franklinton, LA

“Bill will certainly be missed. I attended school with Bill at Lumberton High School. Not only was he was one of the best football players to ever...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Faye Houts Engle - Lumberton,, MS

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Funeral services for Bill L. Stevens, 69, of Lufkin will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Eddie Ballard and Brother Jerry Browning officiating.

Mr. Stevens was born September 3, 1943 in Pascagoula, Mississippi to the late Mildred (Fair) Coley and Lamar Stevens. He died Monday, January 14, 2013 in a Lufkin hospital.

A resident of Louisiana for most of his life, Mr. Stevens had lived in Lufkin for the past 25 years. He was a retired regional school supplies and specialties manager. Bill was a stand-out high school athlete star in Lumberton, Mississippi, and had been recruited by a number of colleges with football scholarships. During his tenure as a high school football coach, he touched the lives and mentored countless students. He had been actively involved in the Lufkin Dixie youth baseball program. In his retirement years, he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at the Lufkin Country Club. Bill loved his wife and son, loved his life, loved this country, and had a great love of animals. He put up a courageous 15-year fight against lymphoma.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannine Williams Stevens of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Billy S. and Jennifer Stevens of Lufkin; granddaughter, Avery Stevens and another grandchild that is expected this summer; as well as a host of family and friends; and a special acknowledgement to his high school friends of Lumberton, Mississippi, the Gruntz and Palmisano Family in New Orleans, LA, the Spataro Family in Bossier City, LA, and the Knapp Family in Lufkin.

Mr. Stevens was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Carolyn Stevens; and stepfather, William S. Coley.

Honorary pallbearers will be the 1978 Franklinton High School football team, his golf buddies at Lufkin Country Club, Terry Joe Byrd, Mike Duckworth and Clyde Wright.

Special thanks go to Dr. Kavitha Pinnamaneni and the East Texas Hematology and Oncology Clinic, to Dr. Imran Nazeer, Dr. Hunter Looney, Woodland Heights Medical Center, and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904, or to the Humane Society of Angelina County, P.O. Box 472, Lufkin, Texas 75902.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Lufkin.

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