Basketball 04

James "Jim" Stevens

August 15, 1948 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
Read more about the life story of James and share your memory.    

Obituary

Mr. James Daniel “Jim” Stevens, 74, of Lake City passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Willowbrook Assisted Living Facility following a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late J.W. and Annie Blanche McColskey Stevens and was a graduate of Columbia High School in 1966 and the University of Florida in 1970. Jim retired from the Florida Department of Corrections after 35 years of service and then worked for 10 years with Suwannee River Economic Council as a case manager and also officiated high school and junior college level sporting events for 30+ years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Alan Stevens and Chuck Howard; aunt, Mary Alice Chalker; and close friend Thomas Fortner.

 

Jim is survived by his wife, Cynthia Crawford Stevens; sons, Richard Stevens (Karen) of Rockledge, FL, Marcus Stevens (Trudy) of Lake Butler; granddaughters, Alana Stevens and Kylie Stevens (Mason Henson) of Lake Butler, Kara Brown (Mark) of Shaw AFB, SC, and Matthew Jobin of Gainesville; great granddaughters, Addison Johns, Easton and Avery Brown; brother, John Stevens (Donna) of Jacksonville; sisters in law, Libby Crawford of Lake City and Prissy Roberts (Charlie) of Brooker; brother in law Brantley Crawford (Sara) of McAlpin; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Stevens will be conducted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. at the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gary Hardesty and Rev. Charlie Johnson officiating. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service (2:00-3:00) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to VITAS Community Association, P.O. Box 645352, Cincinnati, OH, 45264-5352. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James "Jim" Stevens, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 25, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 25, 2023

3:00 PM
Gateway - Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event
profile

In Loving Memory Of

James Stevens

August 15, 1948-January 22, 2023




Look inside to read what others
have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event

profile

In Loving Memory Of

James Stevens

August 15, 1948-January 22, 2023




Look inside to read what others have shared


Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Donations

VITAS Community Hospice
P.O. Box 645352, Cincinnati OH 45264-5352

SHARE OBITUARY

© 2023 Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility