Waynesville – James “JW” Stevens, peacefully died after a long battle with illness on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Waynesville, NC at the age of 81.
JW was born on Junes 20, 1936 in Trenton, GA to the late Marshall and Francis Stevens. He graduated from Waynesville Township High School in 1956 and retired from Dayco Products. JW was a member of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church. He loved spending time at Lake Fontana and he enjoyed golfing.
JW is survived by his wife, Maxine Plemmons Stevens of Waynesville, NC; his son, Randy Stevens and his wife, Michele Stevens of Lexington, TN, along with their children; Warren Stevens (Stacey) of Chicago, IL, Marisa Thompson of Lexington, TN, Savannah DiOrio and Joseph of Lexington, TN, Hunter Stevens of Lexington, TN and four great-grandchildren. Surviving brothers are Johnny Stevens of Canton, NC and TJ Stevens of Rogers, New Mexico.
The memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 20, 2017at Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church. Pastor Tracy Smith will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church, 1300 Ratcliffe Cove Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Stevens family