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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
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William Stephens

William Stephens

Thursday, March 14th, 1946 Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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Obituary for William L. "Buddy" Stephens

William L. (Buddy) Stephens, III died on June 26, 2019 at Winchester Medical Center.

Born March 14, 1946, in Martinsburg he was the son of the late William L. Stephens, Jr and Virginia Trenary Stephens.

He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, class of 1964 and attended West Virginia University.

Early in his work life, he was employed at Firestone in Martinsburg. Later, he began a long career with General Electric in Winchester, VA. After his retirement from GE with RESA and for the Berkeley County Recycling Program.

Buddy loved being outdoors. Two of his major hobbies were walking and gardening. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for many years and especially enjoyed singing in Trinity’s Chancel Choir.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Janet Morris Stephens, his son, Thomas Brent Stephens of Washington, DC, his sister, Virginia Stephens Reisenweber and her husband Dr. Harvey D. Reisenweber; three nephews, Andrew, John and Matthew Reisenweber and one niece, Elizabeth Reisenweber Welch.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy M. Stephens.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walker officiating.

Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Should anyone wish to make a donation in his memory, a suggested charity will be the Berkeley County Humane Society at 554 Charles Town Road in Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walker
  • Interment

    Rosedale Cemetery
    917 Cemetery Rd.

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To the family of the deceased. Please accept my sincere sympathy. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from our loved one's. Please be assured of the promise from the bible regarding those who die and those that are still living. According to the scriptures at John 5:28-29, Isaiah 26:19, Acts 24:15 those that die will get a resurrection back to earthly life where they will live in a peaceful paradise earth forever. Psalms 37:29, Revelations 21:3-4. May these promises bring you comfort during this difficult time.
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Stephen Townsend

I am so sorry to learn of Buddy’s death. We were good friends for years and I think of him and our times together often.
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Richard Hutzler

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Richard "Dick" and Betty Hutzler
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Charlie and Mary Grace Cole

Janet, Charlie and I are so sorry for your loss. Will miss not seeing him at Kings. Charlie and Mary Grace
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Gary Beard

Janet, sorry for your loss. I enjoyed our time together at MHS. I remember your piano playing for Mrs. Zepp's men's group and Buddy's humorous personality in that class. Gary Beard.
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