Clifford Stephens

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Clifford (Cliff) Stephens, 59, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at a local hospital. Services will be 10AM Saturday, February 13th at Parkview Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Friday, February 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

He was preceded in death by father, Bill Stephens; and twin grandsons, Clifton and Ashton.

Survivors include wife of 35 years, Becky Stephens of Waco; daughters, Shelley Byerly and husband Jeff of Robinson and Sheryl Thetford and husband Brad of Groesbeck; son, Matthew Stephens of Waco; grandchildren, Haley, Luke, and Kadon; mother, Ruth Stephens of Bowie; and sisters, Patty Brothers and husband Lonnie of College Station and Marsha Chaney and husband Thomas of Athens.

Pallbearers will be Parkview Baptist Church Choir.

Memorials may be made to Parkview Baptist Church.

Cliff will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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  1. Oh, Becky. I am so very sorry to hear of this. I am praying for you and your entire family. Please take care. — Arlene

  2. Praying for you all.

  3. Becky and family, God has taken one of his angels home. While that should give us much comfort, it is still hard to accept. I am so, so, so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. Peace be with you.

    Much love, Cheryl Turney

  4. Cory & Tanya Knapp

    Dear Becky:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God bless you and strengthen you during your time of sorrow and grief.

  5. I worked with Cliff at the City of Bryan, and he was a good man, always willing to help, always had a chuckle ready, and it’s sad to hear of his passing.

  6. Becky and family, We are so sorry to hear about Cliff. I want your address & phone number so we can talk when you are ready. My cell is 936 870-5730 & Jim’s is 936 825-5979. Miss you so much and please know Jim and I have been praying for you since Bill Wooten called us on Thursday. We can’t imagine CLiff not being right here to make you laugh each day. You are all in our prayers. Love, Jim & Dee Ward

  7. I remember Cliff "The Toe" from our football playing days at Bowie High School. Cliff was always a kind person to all he came in contact with. My condolences to his family.

  8. Becky and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers and I’ll be there if you should need me for anything.

  9. Freddie Phillips
  10. Gerald & Norma Smith

    Becky, we are saddened to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. God bless you sweetie. Norma and I send our love and and prayers your way.

    Gerald & Norma Smith
    Hobbs, NM

  11. Gerald & Norma Smith

    Becky, we are saddened to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. God bless you sweetie. Norma and I send our love and prayers your way.

    Gerald & Norma Smith
    Hobbs, NM

  12. Dear Becky & family. I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that much love and mahy thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. James Richardson, Anita and Richard Richardson Patterson

    Dear Haley,Shelley,Beckey,Cheryl,and Matthew,we ar thinking of you and mourning with you,our love

  15. Janice, Jerrie & Paula (Rhone)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Clifford will remain in our hearts forever.
    With Love, Janice, Jerrie & Paula

  16. Becky, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to ask me. You are a great and dear friend, and I am here if you need anything.

  17. Jerry & Glenda Woods

    Becky, Valerie just told me about Cliff. the funeral home would not give me your phone number. Glenda and I want to tell you have deeply sorry we are to hear about Cliff. He was a great man and a great deacon. I can’t imagine the loss you folks are feeling right now and the shock. You have our heartfelt sympathy. Send us your phone number and we’ll call you. Wish we could be there for you guys right now!
    Jerry’s Cell 731-535-1108
    Glenda’s Cell 731-535-1109
    Home is 731-435-1033

  18. Jimmy & Kristel Crumpler

    The Stephens family was an integral part of growing up in First Baptist, Bowie. I remember Clifford kvery well from both Church and School. I know you will all miss him. My condolences to you all.

  19. John C. Rhone & Family

    Becky, Patty, Marsha, and Aunt Ruth and families. We are all so sorry and shocked of the passing of Clifford. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a great friend and cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all always. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

  20. All our love. Joyce Carver

  21. Becky, Shelly, Sheryl and Matthew, My heart goes out to you all. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Kim (Gandy) & Bubba Mathis

    All of our love, thoughts, and prayers are with your family. We have lost an exceptional man here on Earth, but Heaven is enriched with his presence. We love you. May God’s peace be with you all.

    Kim and Bubba

  23. Kristi Fox Satsky

    Becky and family, my heart goes out to you all. I just heard the news tonight and am filled with such grief. You and Cliff probably do not know, but you have played a very important role in my life and I have always cherished your kindess and love. Even though you haven

  24. Dear Aunt Ruth, Patty, Marsha,Becky and Family.

    We were saddened to hear about Clifford’s passing.
    We will not be able to attend the funeral but will continue to think about you all and pray for you.

    Love, Larry and Valerie

  25. Becky, Shelley, Sheryl & Matthew: What a great man has gone to Heaven. I know there’s a lot of singing and fishing going on right now. Clifford’s kindness touched so many people and I feel so blessed to have known him. I love you all very much and I pray that your hearts will be healed by all the sweet memories you have (except the lawnmower, Becky.)

  26. Marcia & Jim Mann

    Jim & I were so sorry to hear about Clifford. He was such a good man, husband, father, and grandfather. Even though words are not enough, please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Marcia & Jim

  27. I am sorry Becky. I wish there was something I could do to take your pain away, but as you know, only God and time can do that. I think of you and pray that you have peace.

  28. Cliff was a pleasure to work with – kind, funny, and very knowledgable. We are stunned at his loss, and will miss him very much. My heart goes out to you.

  29. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort now and in the days to come. Look to your friends and family to help you make it thru this time and the days to come. May God Bless you and your family.

  30. Becky & Family

    I am so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts & prayers. We are here if you need anything or you would just like to talk.
    Love You

  31. Rene' (Sawyer) Perkins

    Becky and Family,
    I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but I used to be your neighbor when I lived in Mexia and my brother Michael went to school with Shelley. I was saddened to hear of Cliff’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and may GOD’s comforting arms give you the strength you will need in the days to come.
    In God’s Love,
    Rene’ Perkins
    (925) 292-5901

  32. Richard and Gail Apple and Family

    Clifford we will miss you on this side of Heaven, but we will all see you in Heaven. Dear Family, our hearts are with you during your time of loss. The Apples

  33. To Cliff’s Family
    I’m shocked and saddened and can’t imagine what you’re experiencing today. Please call me if there’s anything I can do to help.
    Roger D.

  34. I extend my sincere sympathy to you on your loss. May God’s love and many fond memories help to sustain you during this time.

  35. Sharon McManus-Southern

    Our family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  36. Stephanie L. Ayala

    I am so sorry for your loss my friend. My Heart goes out to you & your family during this difficult time. If theres anything you need please call me.

  37. I am at a loss for words. Clifford and I worked together for several years after I came to Bowie. I, like all his co-workers, enjoyed his special wit and talent to turn a tale! Ever present was the joy of the Lord in his demeanor. May you rest in the Comfort of Jesus arms, my brother! You are missed!
    May God Bless your family remaining on earth with Peace and Understanding.

  38. Weldon Bush and Family

    I only knew Cliff as a co-worker, but I could always see the Love of Jesus on his face. May the LOVE of JESUS, the LOVE that passes all understanding comfort his family and friends during their time of grief.

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