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Bobby Miller Stevens
Funeral Time: Wednesday, January 15th at 12:00PM
Bobby M. Stevens, 83, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Originally from Shelby County, KY, he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Hardin Davis Stevens, and his two sons, Hardin (Merrille) Stevens and Glenn Stevens; two grandsons, Ben and Isaac Stevens. Born January 7, 1937 to Hollie and Mattie (Cheak) Stevens, he is survived by his brother, Ralph Stevens of Lawrenceburg, KY and is preceded in death by his two sisters, Faye Hayden and Charlotte Terry Schooler. After growing up on his family’s dairy farm, Bobby joined the Army and served in Germany and Eastern Europe from 1958-1960. Following his honorable discharge, he joined the American Tobacco Market traveling throughout the Southeast. After a career at IBM, he retired in 1996. In retirement, he worked at Wesley Village Retirement Community in Wilmore and Dreisbach Wholesale Florists delivering to Eastern Kentucky. Bobby enjoyed following UK basketball, having played basketball at Waddy High School and serving as Treasurer of the 101 Committee in the late sixties and early seventies. He helped to produce the “Great Moments in Kentucky Basketball with Adolph Rupp” Record featuring Cawood Ledford interviewing Coach Rupp. Bobby was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and attended Beaumont Presbyterian Church. He was known for his kindness, dry sense of humor and willingness to help out others in need. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Rd in Lexington. Wednesday, January 15, there will be a visitation from 11:00–noon and a service from noon-12:30 pm at Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel in Shelbyville, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to further Parkinson’s research by supporting the: J. Hardin Davis (Bobby’s father-in-law) Research Fund, PO Box 34184 Lexington, KY 40588.