Richard C. Stevens, 81, of Sheridan, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville.
He was born June 10, 1930, in Colfax, the son of the now late Elmer and Mae (Jones) Stevens.
He married Mildred L. (Sanders) Stevens on Dec. 21, 1961; she survives.
He was a 1948 graduate of Colfax High School and attended Butler University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Richard was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the Jolietville First Baptist Church, and he was a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. He was a lifelong farmer, as well as a Master Gardener, who loved supplying his neighbors with fresh vegetables. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; son, Randy R. (Holly) Stevens of Sheridan; stepson, Frank Leap Jr. of Sheridan; brother, Maurice (Nancy) Stevens of Colfax; grandchildren, Emma, Keagan, Nick, Hannah, Frank Leap III, and Jason Leap; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Joe, Lloyd, and Jim.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St., Sheridan. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Whitlow officiating. Interment will be at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield.