Walter Stevens Jr.

Walter P Stevens Jr.

1937 - 2024

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Walter “Paul” Stevens, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Laura Kalies Stevens; and children Wayne Stevens, Brenda (Wayne) Kirkland, Paul Bobenhausen, Kimberly Bobenhausen, and Carrie Lynn (Ryan) Bobenhausen; grandchildren, Kyle & Delaney Harris, Rachel Raney, Tyler & Madi Bobenhausen, Emily & Jacob Kirkland, Anna Healey, Stephanie Williams, Michelle Stevens, Audrey, Ainsley, & Jack Perry, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Shirley and Marva Stevens. He was born November 9, 1937, to Walter Paul Stevens and Clara Bentley in Valier, IL. They moved to Chattanooga, TN when he was 10. Paul was a Christian who was dedicated to spreading the gospel by his example, by being a friend to everyone he met (he never met a stranger), and by always being willing to jump in and help anyone who needed a hand. Paul served 6 years in the U.S. Army. He was an EMT, Assistant-Chief on the Tri-Community Ambulance Service, Collegedale, TN and was owner of East Ridge Printing in Chattanooga, TN. He taught karate as a Black Belt and loved attending the Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball games. He moved to North Port, Florida in 2012 where he served as an officer on the La Casa HOA board. He was also a member of the Veterans of La Casa serving as Commander and later in charge of the Honor Guard. He was a member of the American Legion and American Vets. He served as an officer at the North Port Moose Lodge, where he was front and center to do whatever needed to be done. Paul cherished his time with family and friends, and he loved to take them boating and camping. During his time at La Casa, he enjoyed line dancing, tap dancing, and couples dancing with his wonderful wife. He loved to sing karaoke at the Moose. In lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Paul, please share your personal story of his impact and influence on your life using the ‘Tribute Wall’ button on this website. Contributions in his honor can be sent to Tidewell Hospice, Hospice House in Port Charlotte. Hospice House was an amazing peaceful and comforting place where Paul could be surrounded by his family. A private service will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Tennessee. A Celebration of Life will be held at the La Casa Veterans Memorial Park in November.
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