Richard D. Stephenson, Sr., 72, passed away on March 4, 2014 in Chesapeake. Born June 21, 1941 in Lewisburg, WV, he was the son of the late George H. and Bernice Carden Stephenson. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a Marine Corps corpsman during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Dominican Republic Emergency. He owned and operated several small businesses in the Hampton Roads area.
He is survived by his wife, Alwilda G. Stephenson of Chesapeake; and two sons, R. David Stephenson and his wife, Theresa of Washington, DC and W. Robert Stephenson and his wife, Jeanmarie of Spring Grove, VA; three grandchildren, Alyssa Stephenson of Norfolk, Robert Stephenson of Moyock, NC, and Benjamin Stephenson of Spring Grove, VA; two brothers, Robert Stephenson and his wife, Ann, and William Stephenson and his wife, Nancy; a sister, Betty Jean Muhlenbeck; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, 6 West and 5 East, for their tender care during Mr. Stephenson’s illness. They would also like to thank Hank and Pat Winston, dear neighbors who have supported him for many years.
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