James G. Stephens
James G. Stephens, 88, of Paducah (formerly of Nashville), joined the Lord at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the McCracken County Nursing & Rehab Center in Paducah.
He was a member of Heartland Worship Center where he was known for his Bible teaching, working with the youth and his love for the Lord. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University where his baseball records still stand today. He was a founding board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Nashville. He was a Marine veteran of World War II and worked for Ingram Industries as a Marine Engineer.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carol Cosby Stephens of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Pammela Sue Olson of Nashville, Tenn., and Catherine Ann Moore of Paducah, Ky.; one son, Bryan Lee Oldham of Paducah, Ky.; his sister, Sue Howell of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Schauna Rudolph, Elizabeth Reid, Rebecca Johnson, Christian Ward and Jay Hampton; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Henry and Sarah Marshall Stephens.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Officiating will be the Rev. Johnny Sams and Bobby Warren. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Pallbearers will be Chad Rudolph, Bryan Olson, Christian Ward, Steve Howell, Jay Hampton and Daniel Reid.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of your choice.
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