March 1, 1954 – March 31, 2010
Gregg Stephens, 56, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at his home in Keller, Texas from complications of multiple system atrophy (MSA). Born March 1, 1954 at Fort Sill, Okla., to Margaret Magill Stephens and Thomas Whittington Stephens. Lt. Col. Kim Norwood, of Washington, D.C., officiated at the memorial services held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Saturday, April 3, 2010. Special memories were shared by Lt. Col. Kim Norwood, David Lewallen, Dr. David Lawson and Bill Pearson.
As an “Army Brat” Gregg attended various schools and graduated from Brownwood High School, Texas (1972), where he was the Drum Major, and Texas Tech University (1977). He met his wife, Leah Olive Newman, daughter of Lyman Brightman Newman and Grace Davis Newman in Lubbock, Texas, where they were married on Jan. 6, 1979. He spent his entire life as an insurance adjuster and retired from USAA.
Gregg lived in and was an active member of the community in both Colorado Springs, Colo. and in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Gregg had many passions. His faith in the Lord was unparalleled. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colleyville. Gregg’s love of Jesus and the Lord was exemplified in his loving manner and giving of himself to his family and friends. Gregg enjoyed playing golf and was known as “txgolfr”. He loved bowling, landscaping the yard, was an avid skier and taught himself how to snowboard to keep up with his children. He had the quickest wit and a knack for getting the last word in with his prankster ways. Gregg made everyone comfortable and they smiled just being around him. He had a gift of making everyone feel the best about themselves. He loved Christmas lights and was called Mr. Griswold after he put his lights up. He won a neighborhood award for Most Kinetic Energy. Gregg lit up all the holidays.
He is survived by Leah Olive Newman Stephens, his loving and devoted wife of 31 years; son, Trey Thomas Stephens (wife Janiece West) of Lewisville, Texas; daughter Jaclyn Grace Stephens, granddaughter Cadence Elizabeth Wall, both of Keller, Texas; mother Margaret Magill Stephens; father Lt. Col. (ret) Thomas Stephens, both of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; sister Gwendolyn Stephens Reardon (husband Kevin) of Riverside, Conn; his nephew Daniel Reardon, niece Jessica Reardon; his aunts Mary Magill Roberge and Charlotte Magill; and many cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to ShyDrager/Multiple System Atrophy Support Group at www.shy-drager.org