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Harvey Blaine Stephens of Levelland Texas passed away on April 4th, 2022, at the age of 82. He was born on June 4th, 1939, in Brandon Mississippi to Thomas Thad and Rubye Otts Stephens. He came from a great big family of a total of 14 siblings. He grew up in Osyka Mississippi as the youngest boy of the family. He graduated from the local high school as the Valedictorian of his class of 1956-1957 to go on and play basketball for Southwest Junior Village for two years. He joined the air force in 1960 upon completion of his service he began working for the state of Mississippi as a police officer. After his time in Mississippi, he moved to Hobbs New Mexico where he began working for Getty Oil which later became Texaco Oil. While in Hobbs he met and married Nanette “Susie” Crabtree on Dec. 3, 1968. Their family grew by 3 while in Hobbs. In 1976 the family moved to Levelland Texas. This is where he lived out the rest of his days. Harvey Stephens was a selfless man who would do anything for his family and friends. He loved to fish once he retired from the oil field business. He would enjoy fixing things and tending to his boat.
He is survived by his daughter Kimberlee Barter and her husband Mike, of Levelland; two sisters, Gloria Jean Williams, and her husband Troy, of Louisiana; Eupele Gray “Boots” Wilson, of Arkansas; five grandchildren Madison Jesko, Jonathan Jesko, Abigail Jesko, Kaleb Jesko, and Mia Kuhlers; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Nanette “Susie” Crabtree Stephens in 2005; two daughters Kelli Lyn Stephens in 1973 and Stephanie Dawn Stephens Jesko in 2018; five brothers William Fines Stephens, Glovis Edmond Stephens, Carl Ott Stephens, Thomas Terry Stephens, and James Lowell Stephens; seven sisters Eva Loventrice, TT Mame, Johnnie Pauline Stephens, Virginia Maxine Webster, Febural Thadette Stephens, Hazel Mae Prescott, and Mary Leona Stokes.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Krestridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, April 15, 2022 at Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be 2:00PM Central Time (1:00pm mountain time) Friday, April 15, 2022 at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs, NM.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home 806-897-1111.