Beverly C. Stevens

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Beverly C. Stevens

May 12, 1933 - December 03, 2018

Beverly C. Stevens WATERTOWN - Beverly "B.C." Stevens, 85, passed away Dec. 3, 2018, at the Samaritan Medical Center.
Mr. Stevens was born on May 12, 1933, in Hartwick, the son of the late George H. and Pearl R. (Rappelyea) Stevens.
He was a 1952 graduate of Hartwick High School and a 1960 graduate of SUNY College at Delhi. He served seven years as the college alumni president.
He entered the United States Army on Nov. 5, 1953 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 4, 1955 and continued to serve with active army reserves.
On March 24, 1954, he married Shirley R. Barker of Oneonta.
He was employed for more than 25 years with the Department of Agriculture in New York State, Rhode Island and Vermont.
For 17 years he was the Jefferson County office director. He retired in 1985. Thereafter, he was employed with the Jefferson County Emergency Management office, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Watertown American Legion. Mr. Stevens was listed in the 1965 yearbook of outstanding young Americans. He had many hobbies including writing novels. He authored and published seven books including "Tales from Hinman Hollow" and "Promise Keeper." For several years he was a coach for Watertown Little League and Pop Warner football teams. He was an avid gardener, hunter, woodsman and conservationist.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Shirley R.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marc Alan Sr. and Linda Sue, Randy J. and Heidi Stevens of Lorraine; two daughters, Linda Kay Yager of Oneonta and Connie J. Schaub and her companion Lee Perez of Watertown; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a great-great-granddaughter, Journea; three brothers, Burton, Eugene, Robert; and three sisters, Frances, Beatrice and Geraldine.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with the Rev. Leon "Toby" Schilling officiating at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home 117 N. Massey St., Watertown.
Online condolences may be made at hartandbrucefh.com.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Lisa Meschutt
Dec 05, 2018
Prayers for Aunt Shirley and the whole family. Uncle Bev was a truly good man. ❤️
Kathy Wilson
Dec 05, 2018
BC’s passing has hit me hard. My heart is heavy. It’s hard when so far away. We worked together at Jefferson County and remained in contact all these years. We last communicated just a few weeks ago and he shared with me then he thought he was losing the battle. The years we worked together were some of the hardest for me in my personal life. I don’t know how I would have survived without his guidance, wisdom, and support. We also had some great work-related times. One in particular was at a local conference that he, myself, and Tom Bowman participated. Both of them had sunglasses on when we arrived, and surprised me when they proceeded to entertain me (and themselves!) in the parking ...lot with a short imitation of the Blues Brothers. It was hilarious. We could always count on BC to give a little humor in the midst of life. Thank you, my friend, for your friendship and the memories. Thinking of you everyday, Shirley. May you find peace and comfort with your family and in your faith that you will be together again one day in Gods timing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.Read more
melanie renner
Dec 05, 2018
Shirley and family, I am so so sorry for the loss of BC. He was a fine man with many talents. He was very inspiring and had so much to offer to everyone and everything. I am so grateful I knew him, talked, visited and many conversations to help me when I needed it . BC you were the best and always will be in my heart & soul. I thank god for you!
Annie yager
Dec 05, 2018
The wisest man I've ever known. R.I.P grandpa. We love you❤