WARREN - Holly Dewain Stevens, 73, of Warren, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer.
Holly was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Queens Upshur, W.Va., the son of Boyd A. Stevens and Pauling F. Sayers Stevens. He married Heidi F. McMahan Stevens on Dec. 8, 1961.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961.
He was owner-operator of Space Electronics and H&H antiques in Burghill. He was an auctioneer most of his life in places such as North Bloomfield, Mesopotamia, Mentor, Kinsman, Burton and Nelson Ledges.
He was a driver at General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. In his younger years, he owned Stevens Bicycle Ship in Greene, where he lived and attended school.
He loved the Lord and was of the Protestant faith.
Holly will be remembered for his gentle nature, charming smile, soft voice and his big heart and giving personality. He loved helping others and seemed drawn to the less fortunate, then becoming their friend.
He loved helping his children with their cars. He was an intelligent man who was witty and a jokester. He loved the lake, playing cards, playing pool, his lawn tractor, the lottery and (Elvira). His dream was to "win big" and give it to others. He was a very hard working man who sometimes worked extremes. He always was pushing the family to eat when they would visit.
He enjoyed old Westerns, country music, Glenn Beck and newspaper crosswords.
He is survived by the love of his life for 52 years, Heidi F. Stevens; their dog, Toody; daughter, Carrie (Bill) Beadling of Warren; three sons, Rod (Heidi) of Lordstown, Rampage (Angie) of Austintown and Billy of Niles; 10 grandchildren, Nakita, Larissa, Holly, Shawna, Alexis, Nathan, Noah, Nick, Seth and Nina; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester Stevens of Champion; two sisters, Patricia Burgess of Warren and Darlene Brammer of Warren; and many nieces nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd A. and Pauline F. Stevens; two sisters, Caroling Adams and Janice Baker; and his feline companions, Stinker and Elvira.
Holly requested no calling hours or services.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley and the Hospice House in Poland for their care and compassion offered to Holly.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences posted to the family at www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.