John A. ‘Jack’ Stephenson

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

John Alexander “Jack” Stephenson III, 85, of Laurelhurst, Columbus died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbus.
Born in Duluth, Minn., he was the son of the late Elizabeth King and John Alexander Stephenson Jr. He served in the U. S. Marines during both WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Stephenson came to Polk County in 2000 from Virginia, Minn. and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon.
Surviving are: three daughters, Sarah S. Jusko (Richard) of Snohomish, Wash.; Lucy S. Morris of Tryon and Suzanne Stephenson of Salt Lake City, Utah; a son, John A. Stephenson IV (Colby) of Ferron, Utah; a stepdaughter, Ellen Thomas of Tryon, and a sister, Audrey Brooks of Stanford, Conn. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Doty officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, P. O. Box 279, Tryon, N.C. 28782.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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