James E. Stephenson

WARREN — James “Jimmy” E. Stephenson, 88, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Gillette Nursing Home.

Jim was born June 13, 1929, in Ellet, to William E. and Eulah Wood Stephenson.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. On June 9, 1962, he was united in marriage to the former Catherine “Sue” Plaisted. He was a graduate of Youngstown State University. He also attended the University of Alaska and Akron Art Institute. After 30 years, he retired from Dominion East Ohio Gas, where he worked in the sales department. During his career, he was involved as a Junior Achievement adviser. Jim was a talented artist and Trumbull Art Guild charter member. He was also a British sports car enthusiast.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sue; his sons, Christopher (Pamela), Michael (Shelby) and Thaddeus (Sharon) Stephenson; his grandchildren, Alexa, Lauren, Liam and Dylan Stephenson and Olivia and William Celedonia; his brothers, Bruce (Carol) Stephenson, David Stephenson and Leslie Stephenson; his sisters, Patty (Phil) Scott, Carol (Paul) Truax and Cindy (Edward) Renner; as well as many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Charles Stephenson.

The family would like to thank the staff of Gillette Nursing Home and Ohio Living Hospice staff for their love and care.

Memorial donations made be made to: Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, OH, 44406; TNR of Warren, 200 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483; or Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.

Private services will be held with interment at All Souls Cemetery.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family. Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral Homes, Warren.

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