Johnny R. Stephens, 78, of Scottsboro, passed away Sunday.
He was preceded in death by father, Will Dave Stephens, and mother, Ista Hornbuckle Stephens.
Surviving are wife, Jane Killingsworth Stephens of Scottsboro, son, Vernon (Joleen) Stephens of Union Grove, son, Wendell (Teresa) Goins of Section, daughter, Lee Ann (Tim) Matsos of Auburn, daughter, Rena (Richard) Kern of Cocoa Beach, FL, daughter, Rhonda (Mike) Davis of Opelika, 13 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren, brother, W.D. Stephens, sister, Mildred Lemley, sister, Margaret Keel, and several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Danny Bellomy officiating.
Interment will follow in the Byrd Cemetery.
Johnny was blessed to have a very special grandson, Daniel Coffey who devoted his life to caring for his Paw-paw. When Johnny became to weak to walk it was then that Daniel carried him. Daniel’s dedication to his Paw-paw was truly an act of unconditional love.