David K. Stephens, 62, formerly of Abilene, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in San Diego, California.
David and his twin sister Diane were born on July 2, 1955 in Arrington, Cambridgeshire, England to Col. (Ret.) Joseph W. Stephens, Jr. and Helen Nadine Stephens. David was a member of the Highland Church of Christ and attended public schools in Abilene, Texas. He received a B.A. degree in 1977 from Baylor University and was a member of the Kappa Omega Tau Fraternity. After a brief career in sales in Dallas, he returned to Abilene and assisted the Chamber of Commerce in the Abilene Centennial celebration. David had a thirty-six-year career in higher education administration at Baylor University, The Cooper Union in New York City and the University of San Diego. David met his husband Darryl J. White, AIA in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 2003 and they made their home in San Diego for the past 14 years. They spent their life together enjoying friends, world travel, gardening and one another. David's greatest joys were his relationship with his Lord and Savior, husband, family and friends. David is survived by his husband Darryl J. White, two older brothers and their spouses Joey and Merry Sue Stephens, Kenny and Linda Stephens and twin sister and her spouse Diane and Barry Packer, many nieces and nephews, and beloved friends from coast to coast.
Visitation hours will be from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M., Friday, March 2, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Funeral services will take place at the Highland Church of Christ, 425 Highland Avenue in Abilene, TX on Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 A.M. to be followed by a graveside service at Elmwood Memorial Park.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.