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KEVIN ANDRE STEPHENSON

April 24, 1958 — December 14, 2023

Kevin Andre Stephenson, known to may as “Kim” or “Groucho”  peacefully passed away on December 14, 2023, in Dallas, TX. He entered life on April 24, 1958, in Kansas City, MO and relocated to Muskogee, Ok shortly after.

Kevin was a God-fearing man. He was baptized at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Kevin attended Muskogee High School (Go Roughers) and graduated class of 1976. Kevin enlisted in the Air Force August 1976 where he served as an aircraft electrical specialist. He gained valuable experience and expertise in maintaining and repairing aircraft electrical systems. Once discharged from the Airforce Kevin worked briefly at General Dynamics. Kevin begin his career with the United States Postal Department where he held various positions and dedicated 34 years of service before retiring.  During his tenure with the postal department, Kevin pursued his passion for refereeing and dedicated 32 years to the Dallas Official Association. He particularly enjoyed watching the Cowboys play. His passion for football extended beyond the field, and he thoroughly enjoyed being part of such an exciting sport.

Beyond his professional achievements, Kevin had a passion for traveling. Many cherished memories were created as he explored new destinations with loved ones by his side. These shared adventures brought him immense joy and enriched the lives of those around him. A dedicated family man, Kevin was a source of unwavering love and support. Kevin loved his family and church family (Dallas Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship) where he served as an usher.

Kevin is preceded in death by mother Ellen Gaye Stephenson whom he deeply cherished, father Ben Tucker and his beloved grandmother Lula Edwards.

Kevin is survived by John Stephenson, the man who lovingly raised him and bestowed upon him his name and who will forever cherish the memories they shared together.

Kevin leaves to cherish his memories his wife Diana Haynes-Stephenson; children Derek Stephenson and daughters Ke’Andra and Tiara Stephenson. Kevin loved all the women in his life, but the legacy wasn’t the mothers, it was the kids. Pisami Wilson (Desmond), Zia Harvey (Corderro), Imani Wilson (Louie), Carson A. Haynes; siblings: Kelley Stephenson-Gaines, Ronald Stephenson, Joann Green, Natasha Austin (William), Alan Tucker (Tisha), Valerie Tucker, Lolitta Tucker, Lynell Breshers, Cheryl Swift; grandchild: Ace Nathanial Rowe; 4 bonus grandchildren; a host of nieces,nephews and cousins; 5 special ones: Jimecca Warrior, Joi Peters (Ronnie), Xzavier Roberson, Kaylee Mathenia and Demonetrey Mathenia. Kevin also leaves a man’s best friend, his dog Beau Stephenson.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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Funeral for KEVIN ANDRE STEPHENSON

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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Burial for KEVIN ANDRE STEPHENSON

Friday, December 22, 2023

FORT GIBSON NATIONAL CEMETERY

1423 Cemetery Rd, Fort Gibson, OK 74434

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