Ronald Chester Stevens, 69, of West Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 5, 1952 in Portsmouth, the son of the late John Chester “Chet” and Ruth Eileen Smith Stevens.
Ron retired from Laborers Local #83 and the Painters & Allied Trades Union. He was a 1971 Portsmouth High School graduate and a member and 32rd Degree Mason with the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge #769. Ron was also a faithful member of Bible Chapel Church.
Surviving is his wife of 30 years, Wanda Gaye Patton Stevens. The couple married in Greenup County, KY on March 13, 1992. Also surviving are his son, Jacob M. Stevens of Portsmouth; two daughters, Kellie S. Craft of Portsmouth and Kirstie Stevens of Bastrop, TX; ten grandchildren, Michael Shelton, Desiree Ferrales, Hunter Tokarski, BriAnna, Brandon and Braylie Craft, and Laiken, Zoey, Henley and Ridley Stevens; and three great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Cooper Allen and Liam Ferrales.
In addition to his parents, Ron was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Connie Sue Lawson and Beverly Kay Stevens.
A Memorial Service will be held at a time to be announced on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Bible Chapel Church, 1729 Haig Ave., West Portsmouth with Rev. Jack Lore officiating.