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Bud Stephens

Robert E. “Bud” Stephens, Jr., 63, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, January 12, at The Villages Regional Medical Center in The Villages, Florida, due to complications from heart disease.
   He was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 14, 1953 to Robert E. “Bob” Sr. and Lova Jean Fields Stephens, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1972 graduate of Northeastern High School.
   Bud worked in the Tool & Die department at Dana Corp. He loved IU Basketball and was also an avid bass fisherman, hunter and golfer.
   Bud will be missed by his daughter, Tricia Starr, son & daughter-in-law, Brad & Shannon Stephens; grandson, Brandon Stephens; sister & brother-in-law, Nilah & Mark Mikesell.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
   In lieu of flowers, Bud would want folks to donate to something supportive of wildlife conservation. DNR’s GoFishIN or ProjectWET, Richmond Conservation Club, Ducks Unlimited or some other organization you believe worthy, pay Bud’s love of the outdoors forward.

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To Nilah and family,
We are shocked and so saddened to hear about Bud.  Even though we knew him for a short period of time, he was such a great guy.  Always had a smile on his face and loved life.  PRAYERS & HUGS TO ALL OF YOU.

Jim & Julie Jones Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

Nilah and Brad words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of Buds passing. Bud seemed to be really enjoying Florida and it is sad that it got cut short. With deepest sympathy Jerry and Jeri.

Jerry Lane and Jeri Toschlog Jan 22 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
I babysat for Buddy and Nilah during my high school year.

Virginia (Roosa) King Jan 22 2017 12:00 AM

Nilah and family -you're in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless you.

Charlene Frame Jan 21 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear to news about the passing of my golfing friend.  Sending prayers to Brad and his family.  Always enjoyed playing golf with Buddy, I will miss him.

Jerry Marshall Jan 21 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.  May you have many good memories to warm your heart.

Melva Kolopanis Jan 21 2017 12:00 AM

Nilah and Family I sorry to hear about your brother Gob Bless You

Sherry Dickerson Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our thoughts & prayers Brad to you and your family.

    Mike & Sandy Reynolds.

Mike & Sandy Reynolds Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

so sorry that Bud didn't get to enjoy more of his retirement in Florida

Bill & Cathy Cox Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers got out to Nilah and her family.

Jon & Karen Chamness Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

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