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David R. Stephens was born Dec. 17, 1955 in Enid to Bobby D. and Janice Helen (Neal) Stephens. He died Nov. 6th, 2015 at home with his family. Please join us in remembering his down to earth, tell it like it is attitude, while we celebrate his reunion with our Heavenly Father. Memorial services will be held at Billings Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 2 pm. In honor of David, please wear your favorite sport team regalia. (We’ll even allow OSU attire this time even though David may haunt you for it!) He attended school in Enid through the 7th grade. He had an early morning paper route along with some friends that took him all around Enid on his bike. He loved going for walks and talking with his older sister, Shelly. She predicted that he’d soon meet a cute little blond and fall in love! His family moved to Sayre in 1969. He spent the summer baling hay and helping make jams and jellies on his step-grandfather’s land. His family moved to Canadian, TX in 1970. While there, he worked as a dishwasher and learned to love food and cooking. David said his mother always had flour, eggs, and onions available so he would offer to cook onion rings or breakfasts for his brothers and sisters, BUT, only if they paid him. In 1971, his family moved to Woodward, where his mother taught English at Woodward High School. There he met his little blonde, Cynthia (Cindee) Lynn Scheffe Williams and she fell madly in love with him too! (GOD’s will was working!) They married over Christmas break in December, 1973 and would have had their 42nd wedding Anniversary this year. He graduated from WW High School in 1974. He joined the Army through the deferred enlistment program and started basic training soon after graduation. He had plans on becoming a mechanic until they told him his group was going to be paratroopers. David always liked to keep his flat feet on solid ground, so he was able to get an honorable discharge and was sent home just in time for the birth of his first daughter, Heather Lynn. David was an avid gardener and took great pride his yard and in growing his own garden. He won yard of the month on several occasions. David also loved hunting, fishing and camping. He was on several bowling leagues in the past and was proud to be a scratch bowler. He also enjoyed boating, golfing and for a period of time he even enjoyed going on poker runs on his motorcycle. The motorcycle phase ended however, after having 3 wrecks on his bike. He loved the years he played softball with the LongShots team and loved watching his kids and grandchildren as well. He even coached his daughter’s softball team, but only for one year because he found it was too hard to keep all those dang females happy! He listened to Boomer football on the radio, was a die-hard OU and Thunder fan and he knew if the coaches would just pick up the phone when he called, he could fix whatever problems that team was having at the time. He worked at several jobs, Pizza Hut, KFC, TG&Y, United Grocery, Gibson’s, Carpenter’s helper and Union Underwear Factory. After the birth of his 2nd daughter, Amy Renee, in 1980, the Panty Palace was closing. David finally found his niche in the oilfield. Although a hand at an oilfield supply store is at the bottom of the totem pole, David worked diligently to learn everything he could about the valves and fittings used to build tank batteries all around NW Oklahoma. He worked for Wildcat Supply, Energy Oilfield Supply, and Comstock Supply. In 2001, after the birth of his son, Christopher Neal, he began working for M & M Oilfield Supply as a field salesman and recently became the manager. His sharp wit, the smile on his face, his willingness to share his knowledge, his love of his customers, employees and friends made him an unforgettable person. Left at home are his wife, Cindee, and son, Christopher. Two daughters, Heather and Justin Wescott of WW, and Amy and Rick Cowdrey of Yukon, Oklahoma. 8 grandchildren: Aaron, Eric and David YellowEagle, Mercedes and Jaden Wescott, and Keira, Ethan and Kaden Cowdrey, 2 Great Grandchildren: David Wayne YellowEagle and Julian James YellowEagle, a host of nieces and nephews and more friends than we can count. We know David is in heaven catching up with his oldest sister, Shelley Nichols-Johnson. Remembrances may be made online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on  November 15, 2015
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