Howard A. Stevens, 79, of Big Spring, died Monday Jan. 6, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 16, 1934, to Edith and Harry Stevens in Sweetwater, Texas. He had been in the community since 1956. He married Karen Terry Nov. 5, 1956, in Lamesa. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He served in the United States Army in the Missle Battalian in Norfolk, Va., from 1954 to 1956. After leaving active duty, he began working for Cosden Refinery where he retired after 33 years as a unit operator. After his retirement, he continued working his business of sewing machine sales and servicing.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen Stevens; five sons: Gary Stevens of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Dale Stevens of Allen, Texas, Michael Stevens of Tucson, Christopher Stevens of Arlington, Thomas Stevens of Aurora, Colo.; two daughters: Sherry Renlmeesters of Fort Worth and Kathy Stevens of Aurora, Colo.; one brother: Paul Stevens of Sweetwater; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/