Charles Edward Stephens, age 78 of Lake City, Tennessee went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 20, 2012. He was a longtime member of Willowbrook Baptist Church and was ordained into God’s ministry on September 22, 1974. He was elected pastor of Willowbrook Baptist Church on December 4, 1974 to July 11, 1976 and elected Interim Pastor from September 27, 1978 to July 15, 1979. He enlisted into the United States Army Active Duty on September 30, 1952 and retired from the 978th Replacement Detachment with the rank of First Sergeant (E8) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was a member and past master of Coal Creek Lodge #492 F&AM of Lake City. He was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason. His hobbies included: reading, fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, and the military. His top priorities were: God, his family and his wonderful grandchildren.
Son Tom Sharp & Wife Angie Lake City
Daughter Mary Scott & Husband Glen Lake City
Brothers Jim Stephens & Wife Barbara Caryville
Lester Stephen & Wife Trelis Oak Ridge
Kenneth Stephens & Wife Kay Florida
Sister Carolyn Strizak Oak Ridge
Dorothy Arnold Maryville
Thelma Berryhill & Husband Lewis Clinton
Grandchildren Brandon Harness
Thomas and Chelsey Sharp
Great Grandchildren Jayden and Ryland Harness
Several Nieces, Nephews, and a Host of other Relatives.
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00PM, Friday, February 24, 2012 at Hatmaker Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 8:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Harness officiating.
Interment: Friends and Family will meet at 12:30 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery for Charles’s interment at 1:00 PM with Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.
You can also view Charles’s guestbook at www. Hatmakerfuneralhome.com
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN in charge of arrangements.