Billy Junior Stevens was born April 30, 1930 in Windsor, MO to Andy Sammie and Lovina (Hanning) Stevens. He passed away November 26, 2010 at his home in Osceola, MO.
In May 1947 Billy joined the Army Air Force. He served his country for 20 years, retiring in 1967.
On May 28, 1949 in Harrison, Arkansas he was united in marriage to Zeldia R. Gillespie. To this union two children were born; daughter, Carolyn Sue and a son, Dennis Eugene.
Billy is preceded in death by his son, Dennis, his parents and brother, Edward Stevens. He is survived by his loving wife, Zeldia, of the home, daughter, Carolyn Sue Fisher, granddaughters, Tammy Montaleone and Jennifer Stevens, great granddaughters, Ashly Smith and Aeriel Lingenfelser, great grandson, Michael Lingenfelser, four great-great grandchildren, Leah, Lily, Emma and Jacoby, other relatives and friends.
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gently autumn rain.
When you wake in morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.