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Thomas W. "Pete" Stevens, 75, of Danville, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Presence USMC, Danville.
He was born Sept. 27, 1941, in Danville, the son of Oscar and Opal Stevens, both deceased.
He was married to Julia "Judy" Alice Wright on July 25, 1959, in Danville. Later he was wed to Sharon Martin in May of 1983 and then she preceded him in death in 2012. He was later remarried to his first love, Judy, on June 22, 2014. She will miss him dearly.
He also will be missed by his sons, Bill (Marge) Lewis in Arizona, Ronnie (Brenda) Martin of Danville, and Rich (Dorothy) McFarland of Tilton; his daughters, Teresa (Ed) Barteck of Danville, LaDonna "Sis" (Danny) Swider of Danville, and Connie (Kevin) Martin of Oakwood; his brother, Larry Stevens of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Vera and Tom Lappin.
Pete had worked at McCormick Place in Chicago and several places in Chicago. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, United Church of Tilton and enjoyed going to casinos, watching the loveable Cubs and Bears. He also enjoyed listening and dancing to live country music and old-time rock and roll bands. He always had the hope when going to the K of C on Saturday nights that he would win the drawing. Pete also loved cookouts, especially when Ed cooked. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Pete's life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Sunset's Oakwood Chapel, 105 E. South Main St., Oakwood, IL 61858. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday prior to his service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his name to United Church of Tilton. Please join his family in sharing his memories, photos, & videos through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 24, 2016
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