Tony Gerald Stephens, 75, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at his home in Holladay. He was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Henderson County to the late Riley Tillman and Lottie Adel Cary Stephens. Mr. Stephens was a local farmer, currently a soybean row cropper and enjoyed driving John Deere tractors and watching the crops grow. His girls, Angela and Rachel, spent countless days and hours in the fields with their dad. He taught them to shoot shotguns and kill deer that were attacking the crops. He also enjoyed playing Rook card tournaments at the local Fire Station 8 and St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Janet Carol Stephens. Survivors include his two daughters, Angela Marie Stephens (John Jacob Wentzel) and Rachel Joline Vaughan; his brother, Riley Wayne Stephens (Susie); three grandchildren, Chloe Mae Stephens, Zackery Evan Vaughan and Daniel James Wood; his niece and nephew, Anita Stephens White (A. B.) and Gerald Stephens (Lori); and his great nieces and nephews, Kristen and Brandon White and Stedman and Kensleigh Stephens. He also leaves behind his beloved chocolate labs, Smokey (new pup) and Bandit. His granddaughter, Chloe Mae, will be taking them home to play on acreage of land owned. Smokey will begin agility training with her and Bandit will sit on the front porch and have days of rocking with Angela. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Christian Chapel Church of Christ. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christian Chapel Cemetery Fund.

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