Peter Stephens, Sr., 62, of rural Lincoln, died Friday, May 26, 2011, at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1948, in Paget Parish, Bermuda, a son of Allan Burton and Mary Margaret (Rourke) Stephens.
He was raised in Paget Parish and graduated from Whitney High School. He worked as a bank teller and as a security guard on the docks.
On March 16, 1974, in Bermuda, he was united in marriage to Laura Anne Johnson, who survives of the home.
Mr. Stephens loved to sail and watch dinghy races. He was an avid athlete and played ice hockey, field hockey, rugby, and cricket. From 1991 – 1994, he owned T-1384 Taxi Company in Paget Parish.
In 1994, he retired and moved to Lincoln, Missouri. In his retirement, he raised rabbits and showed them throughout the United States, as well as ponies, llamas, donkeys, and goats. He was baptized as an infant and was a member of the First United Methodist Celebration Center, Sedalia. Above all, he loved his children and faithful companions, Stinky, Rascal, Toby, Max and Duke.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Bartley and her husband Matthew of Lincoln; his son, Peter Stephens, Jr. and his wife Misty of Lincoln; and three grandchildren, Alex, Maddi and Nick Cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Mary Stephens, his sister, Jen Stephens, and his brother, Tommy Stephens.
Private services will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to donor’s choice of charity in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.