Lester "Les" Leroy Stephenson, Jr.

February 5, 1947 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 73)


Lester “Les” Leroy Stephenson, Jr., of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, in Salem, Arkansas.

He was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on February 5, 1947, son of the late Lester Leroy Stephenson, Sr. and Evelyna Andona (Senn) Stephenson. Les spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was united in marriage to the Gayle Fuller Blair on February 3, 2007 in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Les worked for General Foods for 42 years and owned a motorcycle repair and sales shop for 32 years. He was baptized in Cape Girardeau and was a member of The Eagle’s #3431 and The Loft in Horseshoe Bend and The Moose Lodge in Kankakee, Illinois. Les loved motorcycles, 4-wheelers, boating, spending time with his grandkids and family and his perfect yard.

Les is survived by his wife, Gayle Blair of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; sons, Mike Stephenson (Anne) of Cabery, Illinois and Vincent Blair (Jennifer) of Mountain Home, Arkansas; brother, Harold Richardson of Georgia; sister, Gloria Fellers of Alamogordo, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Nick Stephenson, Zac Stephenson, Carter Blair and Paige Beaver; one great grandchild, Lucas Stephenson; aunt, Alice Leggans of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and dear friend, JR Ennis of Melbourne, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brad Stephenson and parents, Lester and Evelyna Stephenson.

Services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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