James (Jim) Stephens


March 15, 1932 – September 4, 2016

Jim with Dougie right after we adopted him in March 2004 Jim was 84 years old when he lost his battle with lung cancer. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 1932, served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology as a civil engineer in 1956. He has 5 children, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Beverly. He had a love of nature, animals and was involved in the Bonsai Society.


Jim with Dougie right after we adopted him in March 2004 He and his wife had adopted their first Springer rescue in 2004 and he was completely smitten and dearly loved his dogs. His current dog, Travis, stayed very close by his side once he became ill and will definitely have a hard time adjusting to life without his Dad. He passed away with family close and passed peacefully. He was a wonderful man who was greatly loved by all.

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Carolyn Harbert  
Saleem And Ghazala  Hayat  
Terri Parker  
Laurie Stephens  
George And Karen Conine  
Beverly Stephens  
Rob & Maureen Fain  
Pam Lesher  
Karen Fucito  
Diedre  Adams  
Cynthia Breslin  
Frank & Ada  Morber In memory of Jim Stephens
Jimmy & Melissa Stephens In memory of Jim Stephens
Sandra Ford In memory of James Stephens
Susan Zuker In memory of Jim Stephens