Leonard B. Stephens (1933 — 2021)

Leonard B. Stephens, 88, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Nov. 15, 2021, with his family by his side. Leonard was born May 21, 1933, in Waskom, Texas, the son of LB and Edna (Hollingsworth) Stephens.

He was a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, in 1961 as a petroleum engineer. Leonard was a Korean War Air Force veteran, serving from 1953-56. He married Carol Virginia Mims on Dec. 26, 1954. Leonard worked as an engineer for the U.S. government in civil service from 1963-1990. He then retired and traveled the country for five years alongside his wife, Carol. He then started his own business, Stephens Engineering, in Nacogdoches, Texas, as a licensed mechanical engineer from 1995 to 2019.

Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Carol V. (Mims) Stephens of Bryan, Ohio; three children, David Randall and Joyce (Harsh) Stephens of Columbus, Ohio, Sherry Lynn (Stephens) and Nigel Delgado of Houston, Texas, and Diane (Stephens) Riba of Bryan, Ohio; three grandchildren, Zane Stephens, Derick Riba and Kelsey Riba, all of Columbus, Ohio.

He loved his family, enjoyed traveling, cooking, spending time with his wife and rooting for the Texas Longhorns, his alma mater.

To honor Leonard’s wishes there will be no visitation or services held. Arrangements are in care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan.

The family asks those remembering Leonard to make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family or memories may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com.

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