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Thomas Stevenson Jr.

Died: Monday, January 05, 2004
Age: 74
Thomas Stevenson Jr.

Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Thomas Stevenson, Jr., 74, of Hilton Head, S.C., died on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. Born in Battle Creek in 1929, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Battle Creek High School 1947 and from Georgia Military Academy in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, where he was captain of the freshman baseball team and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was in ROTC at MSU and spent two years as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Stevenson spent his career with the Square D company in Detroit, Troy and Toledo as field engineer and district manager.

He was a former member of St. James Lutheran Church where served a president of the congregation, taught Sunday School, and worked with the youth groups.

He was also involved with Cub Scouts of America and Little League Baseball. Mr. Stevenson was a former president of Grosse Pointe Newcomers and former member of Lochmoor Country Club. He loved Jesus Christ, his family, golf, bridge and piano.

He is survived by three children; Mark (Liz) Stevenson, Lori (Barry) Smith and Tom (Colleen) Stevenson III of Grosse Pointe Farms; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Haley, Scott, Katherine, Thomas IV and Sarah; his two sisters, Mary Ann Myers and Sarah Jane Hagan; and his brother, Harry “Buck” Stevenson.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m.
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