Richard Eugene Stephens

November 29, 1946 ~ September 3, 2019

Born in: Whiteville, NC
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Richard Eugene “Gene” Stephens, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Whiteville, NC, son of the late William Paul and Bernice Hardie Stephens.

Gene was a retired salesperson in the lumber industry.

He attended First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City.

Gene was a graduate of University of North Carolina.

Survivors include: his wife, Janie Ploucha of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, J. P. and Wendy Stephens and their daughter, Juliette; two stepsons, Scot Ploucha and his wife, Amber; Bret Ploucha; three brothers, Bill Stephens, Andy Stephens and Tim Stephens and his wife, Brenda; two nephews, Jeffery and Daniel Stephens; two nieces, Sandy and Maria Stephens.

Gene’s family and close friends celebrated his life on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Humane Society of Washington County, 2101 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard Eugene Stephens's name.

First Presbyterian Church

105 East Boone Street
Johnson City, TN

Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN

Humane Society of Washington County

2101 W. Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN

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  1. Peggy & Mike Voitlein says:

    Dear Janie, Mike and I always enjoyed being around you and “G”.
    You were a great couple❤️ He always had a smile on his face.. He will be missed. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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