Perry R. Stephens, 75, a Clarksdale, Miss., native and Tullahoma resident, died March 26 at Tennova HealthCare – Harton Hospital in Tullahoma.
He was the son of the late Grady Stephens Sr. and Clara Hughes Stephens. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by sister Margaret Stephens Bullock, brothers Grady Stephens Jr., Archie Stephens, Russell Stephens, James Stephens and Walter Stephens, all of Mississippi.
He is survived by wife of 53 years, Jean Prater Stephens of Tullahoma and daughter Tammy Stephens Bruley of Leesburg, Va.; sister Ann Stephens of Maben, Miss.; brothers H.L. Stephens (Juanita) of Clarksdale, Miss.; Doug Stephens (Janice) of Euporia, Miss.; sisters-in-law Linda Stephens of Tupelo, Miss.; Linda Hale (Charles); Elaine Holobaugh (Ricky); brothers-in-law, Wayne Prater, Gary Prater (Phyllis), and Tommy Prater, all of McMinnville, and many nieces and nephews. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corp. and was employed by the Alexandria Police Department of Alexandria, Va., and Prince William County Police Department of Woodbridge, Va., for a total of 38 years. Mr. Stephens was a member of the Prince William County Retirees Association, The Alexandria Police, Fire & Sheriff Retirees Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, Battlefield 43, Manassas, Va., and the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C.
Funeral service will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m., with Richard O’Connor officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday prior to funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “James E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund” at 6012 Omega Lane, Manassas, Va., 20112, or The American Cancer Society.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 29, 2019\