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Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6 – 8 PM

Mullican Little Funeral Home at 754 State Hwy 56 E. Bells, TX 75414

Funeral Service:

Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel

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Michael Ray Stephens Sr. passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home. He was born February 3, 1949 in Bonham, Texas to Doris Evelyn Jones and Claude Robert Stephens Sr.

While working in San Antonio, Texas he met the love of his life Peggy Sue Croft and a little over a year later were married on November 11, 1966 in San Antonio, Texas. They lived, laughed and loved for over 50 years and left behind a legacy of love. They were a team, a team at work and a team at home. They drove trucks together for well over 10 years. Michael was always tinkering with something, and never sat still.

Michael is survived by his mother, Doris Evans of Ector, Texas; brother, Dr. Claude Robert Stephens Jr. and wife Valerie of Ovilla, Texas; sisters, Rebecca Parham of Anna, Texas; Susan Vanhooser and husband Lyndell of Wolfe City, Texas; daughter, Rhonda Ivins and husband Lee of Savoy, Texas; sons, Michael Ray Stephens Jr. and wife Sonja of Ector, Texas; Mark Russell Stephens of Savoy, Texas; Chris Croft of Whitewright, Texas; grandchildren, Amanda Taylor and husband Mikell of Ector, Texas; Heather Alford of Portland, Oregon; Joshua Stephens and wife Alicia of Bonham, Texas; Brittany Hill and husband Brandon of Bonham, Texas; Elizabeth Rivard and husband David of Ector, Texas; Jayson Stephens and wife Bailey of Corinth, Texas; Caleb Stephens of Ector, Texas; Haylie Stephens of Allen, Texas; Shani Agent of Sherman, Texas; Dathan Wiley of Sherman, Texas; 14 great grandchildren, and blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Sue Stephens; brother, John “Billy” Stephens; father, Claude Robert Stephens; stepfather, Paul Evans; grandmother. Mabel Jones; great grandsons, Kaden Ivins, and Cannon Croft.

Family will receive friends on June 25, 2020 at 6 – 8 PM at Mullican Little Funeral Home at 754 State Hwy 56 E. Bells, TX 75414. Funeral Services will be held on June 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel. Heart to Heart Hospice Chaplin Cherie Fry will officiate. Due to Covid-19 social distancing will be observed at the services.