Walter L. Stephens, age 87 of Snellville, formerly of Clarkston, died, Friday, June 22, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Parks Stephens. He is survived by his daughters Kathy Honea and husband Jimmy, Sugar Hill, GA, and Lewisburg, TN, Linda George and husband John, Snellville; grandchildren Jim Duren, Jr. and fiancée Marcia Hoechstetter, Steve Parris and wife Cherie; great-grandchildren, Laura Duren, Jake Duren, and John Michael Parris; brothers, Nathan Stephens and wife Georgia, Snellville, GA, Emmett Stephens, Mt. Verde, FL and sister-in-law Edna Stephens, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Stephens was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 492 in Clarkston, GA. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a salesman with the Diamond Chemical Company, and later in his life enjoyed his employment with the DeKalb County School Systems at Henderson High School in Tucker, GA. He and his wife Evelyn spent many of their retirement years in Lake Wales, Florida where they made many lasting friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with Rev. Steve King officiating. Burial will be at Melwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. Express condolences at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Prayers and thoughts are with the family of Uncle Walt. Fondest memory I have of Uncle Walt, he had came down to visit with Granny Hankinson and wanted to go to the peach orchard, so off we went. Uncle Walt was like a kid in a candy shop out in that orchard. Will never forget him.

  2. Uncle Walt was special to me. Had some great times with the family when they lived in Florida. My prayers are with Kathy and Linda and their family…you are going to miss him a lot….so enjoy the great memories.

  3. My sincere condolences for the loss of your father. You and I went to CHS together in 1960-63.

  4. Sometimes you cannot find the words for how your heart will miss my brother and my uncle. Kathy and Linda please know you both are in our prayers.
    Love, Uncle Emmett, Sue & Roy

  5. A wonderful man has been called Home.Walt will be missed from his earthly body, but we know we will see him again when we all get Home.Love to Kathy, Linda and the family.

  6. So sorry to hear of Uncle Walt’s passing. So many happy memories of all of our Stephens family…swimming at Uncle Walt’s and Aunt Evelyn’s house…reunions at Stone Mountain…visiting everyone with Granny and Granddaddy…and yes, eating VERY FRESH peaches with Uncle Walt in the orchard…love and prayers to all…may all your memories bring laughter and smiles.

  7. You will be missed…I loved it when you would always greet me with “hey Sunshine!”
    Your Loving Niece,
    Terrie

  8. Walter is my father and hero. I will miss him every day of my life. I thank God for the family and friends that have been here for me and will always be there for each of them.

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