Billy R. Stephens


Billy R. Stephens, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at his home in Clinton, Missouri surrounded by his family.
Billy was born on October 15, 1947, he was the son of Walter and Juanita Stephens. Billy grew up in Caldwell County, Missouri. He attended Breckenridge Public School where he was in the graduating class of 1965. Billy served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. On October 31, 1978 he and Sharon united in marriage. They made their home in the Clinton, Missouri area.
Billy worked for 24 years as a Teamster Car Hauler for Allied Systems. He was a member of Teamster Local 41 in Kansas City, Missouri, and a VFW Member.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Juanita Stephens. Survivors include his wife Sharon of the home, his daughter Michelle Goth and husband Noel Clark of Clinton, Missouri, his grandchildren, Gunner Clark and Brittney Clark of Clinton, Missouri, his siblings, Ronnie Stephens and wife Mary of Centralia, Missouri, Patricia Holms and husband Dwayne of Edwards, Missouri, along with numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held June 12, 2024 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Mark Stephens and Rev. David Mills officiating. The casket bearers were Noel Clark, Jamie Foster, Gunner Clark, Leo Huff, B.J. Bramell and Dalton Lee Johnson. Derek Holmes, Mark Stephens, Stephen Holmes, Rick Stephens and Jimmie Foster were honorary bearers. Special music included “Yesterday, When I Was Young, Amazing Grace and I Can Only Imagine.” Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Military honors were under the direction of VFW Post #1894 and the US Air Force.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.