Jasper Callaway Stephens
February 5, 1933 - February 14, 2023

Jasper Callaway “J.C.” Stephens, age 90, of Benton, TN went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday morning February 14, 2023. J.C. was born to Clyde Franklin and Marchie Tallent Stephens on February 5, 1933 in Benton, TN. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving 1953 until 1955. He was retired from Bowater Papermill in 1992 after 38 years of service. J.C. was a member of Old Ocoee Baptist Church and was saved and baptized in Benton Creek and a 50 plus year Member of Ocoee Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 212. He and his wife were avid Tennessee Volunteer fans, attending Lady Vols Basketball and Football games and watching them on TV when they could not attend.

Preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Mauldin Stephens, his parents Clyde and Marchie Stephens, great-grandson Kyler Hood; siblings Willie Moats, C.F. “Steve” Stephens, Jr., Dorothy Brown, Helen Davis, Alberta Williams, Elizabeth Carr, Donald Stephens, Jerry Stephens, and Margaret Stone.

Surviving include his children Dennis (Gail) Stephens of Ocoee, TN, Cindy (Lonnie) Rogers of Trenton, GA, Anne (Greg) Stinnett of Dalton, GA, and Greg Wilson of Benton, TN; grandchildren Kevin (Summer) Stephens; Kara Stephens, Justin Stephens, Lindsay (Steven) Ryan, Laura (Geoff) Oliver, Jessica (Moises) Cardenas, Jade Wilson, Sarah Stinnett and Sawyer Stinnett; great-grandchildren Tori and Keely Stephens, Katelyn Wampler, Carter and Charlie Ryan, Brendan Oliver, Josue and Matias Cardenas, great-great-grandchildren Julia Stephens and Kaden Wampler, one sister Charlotte Hall, also several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life graveside services will be held 2 PM Monday February 20, 2023 at Benton Memorial Gardens.

His family will receive friends from 1PM until service time Monday at Higgins Funeral Home, Benton, TN