Bruce Stephens


BRYAN -- Bruce A. Stephens, 54, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. Joe Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bruce was formerly a supervisor at Edge Plastics and Johnson Controls. He enjoyed racing street stocks at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, and other local tracks with his nephew, Brad Crose. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, friends and three dogs.

Bruce A. Stephens was born on December 16, 1959, in Willard, Ohio, the son of Kenneth and Alberta (Sexton) Stephens. He married Tammy S. Caryer on April 6, 2013, in Bryan, Ohio, and she survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Caleb and Heath Stephens, both of Shilo, Ohio; daughter, Amber Stephens, of Shilo; stepsons, Robert and Mathew Coker, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Ryan Coker, of Bryan; two grandchildren; his parents, Kenneth and Alberta Stephens, of Shilo; sisters, Darlene Tackett, of Shelby, Ohio, Penny (Ted) Zachariah, of Hartford City, Indiana, and Sherry (Shannon) Perry, of Mansfield, Ohio; brother, David (Linda) Stephens, of Shilo; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; a special niece, Maddie Crose; and special friends, Shawn, Tiffany and Kyla Fox and Kirk and Lori Wanstedt and Brant Hall, all of Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur (Molly) Stephens and Chester (Gertrude) Sexton; sisters, Kimmie and Christine Stephens; a granddaughter, Tori Stephens; and a nephew, Marcuz Perez.

Funeral services for Bruce will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 5 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio, with Pastor Paul Collins officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-5 p.m., prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in the name of Bruce A. Stephens may be made to an agency of the donor's choice. To send condolences or to sign the online register, please visit

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