William Jackson “Bill” Stevens, 88, of Charlevoix passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Boulder Park Terrace. He was born on June 21, 1934 in Charlevoix, MI, the son of Charles and Geneva (Jackson) Stevens.
Bill graduated from Charlevoix High School, and shortly after he started his own Concrete Contracting Business, Stevens Concrete. He moved to the Grand Rapids area for several years before returning home to Charlevoix in 1969.
He was a hard worker and a loving family man. He also gave back to the community in many ways over the years; he was actively involved at the Barnard United Methodist Church, Barnard Grange, NMAF Club, Michigan State Grange and National Grange, Buckley Engine Club, Charlevoix Historical Society, Jordan Valley Fiddlers, OMFA Fiddlers Association of Michigan, helping with kid’s day at the flywheelers show, and the AURA Wall of Fame.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Helen J. Stevens; Sons, Jeffery (Chris) Stevens, Rodney (Kim) Stevens, and Dudley (Brenda) Stevens; Stepchildren, Mark (Susan) Emmons and Deborah Emmons; Daughter-in-law, Kim Stevens; Grandchildren, Vicki Stevens, Brandon (Liz) Stevens, Bailee (Mason) Bohlmann, Bill Stevens, Chris Bradley, Cody (Erica) Bradley, Dana Neumann, and Jake Neumann; Great-grandchildren, Brinn Stevens, Davis Stevens, Natsumi Bradley, Hakon Bradley, and Isabel Hess; Sister, Joan Graves; Sisters-in-law, Marion Light and Gloria Stevens; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Geneva M. (Jackson) Stevens; His first wife, Donna (Donaldson) Stevens; Son, Gregory Stevens; Sisters, Josephine Bergmann Wood and Phyllis Allison; Brothers, Clair Stevens, Donald Stevens, Byard Stevens, Bruce Stevens; Brother-in-law, George Light; and grandson, Riley William Stevens.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the Barnard United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, October 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnard United Methodist Church, c/o Tim Matchett, 01362 Matchett Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720, to purchase a new sound system or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com