Theodore Kent "Ted" Stevens, 87, of Columbia, died Friday, January 20, 2023, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Plymouth surrounded by his loving family.
Born February 20, 1935 in Paradise, California he was the son of the late Henry Samuel Stevens and Florence Amy Dennis Stevens and was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Stevens Armstrong; son, Terry Kent Stevens; six sisters and five brothers. Ted was a retired sale representative with Pfizer Corporation, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member and deacon of Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church. Ted started this life in Paradise and will start the next one in Paradise as well!
His family includes his wife, Shirley Jean Morris Stevens of Columbia, N.C.; daughters, Cheryl Stevens Lopez (John Lopez), and Eva Stevens Woodruff, both of Chesapeake, VA. His son, Tony L. Stevens (Dara Stevens) of Chesapeake, VA.; son-in-law, Rick Armstrong of Creswell, NC; grandchildren, Haydn, Nikki, Chris, Glenn, and Austin and great grandchildren, Sara, Gracie, Lily, Melody, and Liam.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Royce Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Stevens Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.