VeteranRobert Stevenson Jr.

Robert V. Stevenson Jr., 46, of Lewistown died at 9:30 a.m. June 27, 2006, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born July 24, 1959, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of Robert V. and Janice Laughlin Stevenson Sr. He married Marcia Giles on June 30, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Tony of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Jessica at home; step-parents, Harold and Noreen Hand of Peoria; one brother, Todd (and Jennifer) Hand of Spring Bay; one sister, Melissa (and Brian) Despines of Creve Coeur; and two stepsisters, Heidi and Heather.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He served 23 years in the military and was a Fulton County sheriff's deputy.

He was a member and served as Quarter Master for the past 15 years for Lewistown VFW Post 5001. He also was a member of Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1.

Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service was held Saturday at the Lewistown High School auditorium with Pastor Dana McNeil officiating. Military rites were accorded by his VFW and American Legion posts. Henry-Lange Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his VFW Post or American Legion Post.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/5/2006

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