He was born November 24, 1943 in Huesyville, Ky. to Dave & Mary (Slone) Stephens. On October 19, 1968 he married Joyce Parks.
He was a pastor with Pentecostal Church of God for 40 plus years and worked at G.E. in Fort Wayne for 31 years. He retired in 1997. He was a member of Sweetwater Assembly of God, North Manchester. He liked gardening and loved his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Stephens, Sidney; three daughters, Sheila (Keith) Smith, Sidney, Michelle Dillon, Sidney and Cheryl (Justin) Harshman, Akron; two brothers, Joe (Pam) Stephens, Marion, Ohio and Dwayne (Rita) Stephens, Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Barb (Kenneth) Keel, South Whitley, Callie (Don) Conrad, Columbia City and Donna (Frank) Fahl, Columbia City; and three grandchildren, Meagan Smith, Joshua Smith and Clayton Harshman.
Three brothers and three sisters precede him in death.
Family and friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, State Road 15 South, Silver Lake, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, State Road 15 South, Silver Lake. Rev. Frank Whitaker and Pastor Chad McAtee will officiate. Burial in South Whitley Cemetery.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Rev. Bill Stephens, memorial contributions may be made to Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, PO Box 432, Silver Lake IN 46982. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.