Clifford Benjamin Stephenson, Jr. affectionately known as Junior by his family and friends came into this world on Monday, March 22, 1954 in Springfield, TN, the third child born to Clifford Benjamin Stephenson Sr. and Daisy Irene Mullins Stephenson. Junior was a member of the graduating class of 1972 at Pickett County High School. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1972 to 1976 as a Corpsman for both the Navy and Marine Corp. In addition he was a member of Midway Christian Church, a charter member of Hull-York Disabled American Veterans and a member of American Legion.
Junior had many different jobs in his life, but perhaps the one he cherished most was owning and operating A-1 Trash Service because he cherished the friendship he shared with his loyal customers. Junior loved people and he loved to talk to people about whatever they wanted to discuss. He especially liked to reminisce about past experiences.
He leaves to cherish his love and memory his wife Doris Ann Gluff Stephenson whom he wed on Saturday, August 8, 1981 at Bloomington Christian Church, his sister and her husband Linda Gail Stephenson Sims and John, his aunt Chrystell Griffin, special friend Jim Winningham, many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Clifford Benjamin Stephenson Sr. and Daisy Irene Mullins Stephenson, his beloved brothers Keith Powell Stephenson and Kenneth Wayne Stephenson, his grandparents Louis Powell Stephenson and Cora Aldridge Stephenson, James and Leatha Mullins, his mother-in-law Mary Dean Gluff Potter and special friend Douglas Garrett.
Junior departed this life on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Funeral service will be held at Brown Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 with Bro. Brent Clark and Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 PM on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. He will be laid to rest at the Dave Smith Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee. Military honors were provided by Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV and Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as pallbearers were Jim Winningham, Rick Johnson, Tim Conner, Eric Pierce, Jamie Guffey, Donnie Hicks, Howard Stephenson and Mike Roberts.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Richard Pierce, Curtis Folkerts, Earl Claborn, Colan Huddleston, Donny Reeder, Craig Martin, Kenneth Flowers, Brandon Flowers, Kevin Brown, Keith Brown and Dr. Ralph Mullins.