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Glen Eugene Stephens

Friday, May 3, 2019

Born Hiwassee, AR. January 20, 1933

Passed Granbury, TX April 27, 2019

Preceded in death by loving wife Jean Johnson Stephens, parents Orville Williams Stephens and Ellen Pindegraft Stephens/Hood/Banks, mother and father in law Dora Mildred Johnson and James Hillary Johnson, sister and brother in law Treva Stephens Yeargon and Tommy Yeargon, sister and brother in law JoAnn Johnson/Schilling/Rhode, Dick Schilling and Al Rhode, niece Niki Lee Schilling Tisdale and son in law James Demopolos. Survived by daughters Robin Lynn Stephens and Melissa Kim Stephens Demopolos. Best friend Bruce Scott, nieces and nephews Douglass Schilling, Sally and Fred Diederich, Gwen Yeargan, Tom Yeargan Jr., and Gail and Paul Bequett.

After briefly attending the University of Arkansas on a baseball and basketball scholarship, Gene went to work playing baseball for the Boston Red Sox in the 1950s during the Ted Williams era. Other American League Associations were with the Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago White Sox, and the Kansas City As. Gene played winter ball in Caracas Venezuela, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Nagoya, Japan. Gene was known by the sports press as the “Arkansas Giselle” and of Major League distinction for the all-time record of 3 hits in one inning.

After Baseball, Gene continued a life based in Oklahoma City where went to work for the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Company Kerr McGee until his retirement.

After retirement Gene and Jean moved to the De Cordova Golf Community in Granbury, Texas to pursue his love of golf and the good life.

Thanks to The Arbor House of Granbury, Dennis and Donna Timmons, and Randall Smith who provided friendship and support until the end.

There will be no services at this time.



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