John Lynn Stevens II, 65, of Fairmont, died peacefully on Friday (Jan. 20, 2017) at River Oaks surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 22, 1951, the son of Jo Romino Stevens Hamrick of Charleston and the late John "Jack" Stevens.
He was a beloved husband, brother and uncle who enjoyed spending time with his loved ones playing basketball, board games and practical jokes.
His hobbies included golfing, gardening and cooking. He was a skilled woodworker, but a bad gardener.
He was an avid outdoorsman who spent his younger years hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting and taking long motorcycles rides.
He was a dedicated member of the Bunner Ridge Church of Christ, conducting baptisms, weddings and various evangelical work.
John was a graduate of Marshall University with a master's degree in psychology.
John was a licensed psychologist and therapist for more than 40 years. He spent time working at Sharp Hospital, Summit Center Mental Health Clinic, North Central and Central Regional Jails, St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon and most recently a consultant for Hunter Simmons.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kat Stevens; his mother, Jo Hamrick of Charleston; three brothers and their spouses, Jim Stevens and his wife Tara of Fairmont, Joe Stevens and his wife Tina of Virginia, and Jef Stevens of Charleston; two aunts, Carolyn Janicki and her husband Dr. Thomas Janicki of Charleston and Patti Vasicek and her husband Richard Vasicek of Fairmont; his late father's second wife, Janet; two brothers-in-law, Michael Vincent and his wife Pam and Tom Frederick and his wife Terry all of Fairmont; nine nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and -nephews.
In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his stepfather, Dennis Hamrick; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lafayette and Mary Virginia "Jim" Vincent Williams; an aunt, Mary Jane Blum and her husband Eugene Blum; and his uncles, Lenny Romino and Michael Romino.
He will be sadly missed by his wife and his psycho dog Mason.
Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Evangelist Richard Bunner officiating. In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, his body will be cremated follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Humane Society, P.O. Box 905, Fairmont, WV 26555.
Online condolences and memories may be sent to the Stevens family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on January 22, 2017