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Official Obituary of

John James Stephenson

May 28, 1940 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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John Stephenson Obituary

John J. Stephenson “Popal” passed away in his home in Indianapolis, IN, October 31, 2023, at the grand age of 83. John was born May 28, 1940, in Watseka, IL.

John spent his early years serving the United States army, and retired with Purple Heart and full honors, only to retire a second time from the United States civil services. John was an active member of the local VFW. Johns’ strong passion for the United States military will be remembered as strong and fierce by all that had to honor of knowing him even if it was for a short time. John is proceeded in death by his mother Mildred Stephenson (White), and Father Charles Stephenson, as well as sisters, Katherine, Ida, May. John is survived by his 2 children, John Stephenson JR and spouse, Jennifer Eberhard of Danville, IN and Tammy Sims of Indianapolis, IN, as well as Sally Stephenson of Indianapolis, IN. John left behind 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 Great Great grandchildren. John was an avid collector of all things John Wayne, as well as military memorabilia. John adored spending time with his family and friends, he will be missed dearly.

Services for John will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 1202 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 with calling from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Floral Park Cemetery with Full Military Honors rendered by The United States Army Honor Guard. Online condolences and words of comfort maybe offered to the family at

 “Life is tough, but it is tougher if you’re stupid.”

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-True Grit 1969




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