Funeral services for Thomas "Tommy" Alvin Stephens III, 45, of Maysville are at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Maysville, with the Revs. Brian Black and Zac Christian officiating. Burial follows in the Paoli Cemetery
Mr. Stephens died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home south of Maysville. He was born Aug. 11, 1967, in Oklahoma City to Thomas Alvin Stephens Jr. and Myrtle Vendeline (Derksen) Stephens.
Mr. Stephens lived in Maysville all his life, graduating from Maysville High School in 1985. While in grade school, he won Winans Junior Olympics. After graduation he went to work as a lineman for Mark Sallee Electric and then REC where he worked as a lineman and safety coordinator. He started his bull-riding career while in high school and had a IPRCA license for independent rodeo. He raised greyhounds, bucking bulls and other livestock. A bull, Tommy Boy, owned by Mr. Stevens was among the livestock in the PBR recently. He was a member of Cornerstone Community Church in Pauls Valley.
He married Charlotte Hagler July 30, 2005, at Love Baptist Church.
His survivors include his wife, Charlotte, of the home; daughters, Gretchen Stephens and Sophia Stephens of Noble, Callie Christian and husband, Zac, of Ada, and Chesney Moore of Noble; son, Chris Moore and wife, Kim, of Ardmore; brothers, Marlin Krause and wife, Claudia, of Ada, and Jim Krause and wife, Ruth, of Victoria, Texas; sisters, Jean Koehn and husband, Larry, of Fort Cobb and Nan Burrows and husband, Dan, of Maysville; seven grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Stephens Jr. and Myrtle Stephens Peterman.
There will be a visitation for family and friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com.
Winans Funeral Home, Maysville