Dateline: August 29, 2002


Services for Ronald Steve Stevens, age 54, of Marietta, Oklahoma, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Marietta with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Interment was held in Lakeview Cemetery.

Mr. Stevens was born April 7, 1948, in Gainesville, Texas, to W.T. and Alma Faye Westmoreland Stevens.  He died Aug. 21, 2002, in a Sherman, Texas, hospital.

He was preceded in death by his father, W.T. Stevens, on June 30, 1991, and his mother, Alma Faye Stevens, on Oct. 23, 1998.

A 1996 graduate of Marietta High School, he attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman for five years, where he received a pharmacy degree. After working as a pharmacist for several years, he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he received an M.D. degree.

He worked as a pharmacist in several towns in Texas and was a member of Phi Delta Chi fraternity for pharmacists. He was a resident of Denton, Texas, before returning to Marietta in 1998 to make his home.

A member of Marietta’s First Baptist Church, he was an avid reader and enjoyed yard work, which included caring for a variety of flowers.

Survivors include a sister, Katheryn Stevens Faulkenberry, of Norman; an uncle, Coy Stevens of Clarendon; an aunt, Viola Pratt of Marietta; a niece, Suzanne Faulkenberry, of Stillwater; and two nephews, Steven Faulkenberry and Michael Faulkenberry, both of Norman.

Bearers were Jackie Barnes, Rick Lane, Junior Westmoreland, Jim Greenwood, Benny Coyle and Jim Pratt.

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