Funeral service for Douglas R. Stephens was August 23, 2019 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Salem.

Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery, with Full Military Honors.

Mr. Stephens was born October 26, 1940 in Salem to Rudolph and Myrtle (Shelton) Stephens. He married Patricia Mentzel in 1960. Mr. Stephens died August 14, 2019 in Independence at the age of 78 years.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Patricia, Morristown, Tennessee; daughters, Lauree, Grain Valley; and Lisa, Independence; grandchildren, Melissa, Douglas, Christopher, Eric, Tara, Tyler and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Oliver, Gracelyn and Nora; sister, Fern, Highland; and a host of extended family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Ester, Elsie and Joyce; and baby brother, Mark.

Mr. Stephens served in the U.S. Navy.