Henry L. Stephens

BRAIDWOOD—Henry L. Stephens, 83, of Braidwood  left this world to go to his heavenly Father and to the arms of Jesus, Yeshua, his savior and King on Oct. 24, 2018.
He was born Oct. 2, 1935 in Virginia. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea from July of 1955 until May of 1957 when he received an honorable discharge from active duty. Henry had lived in California for many years until moving to what he considered to be his favorite home in West Jordan, UT where he remained from 1988 until 2009. He overcame many obstacles in his life and showed great strength of spirit at all times. Always having been a hard worker, he landed his favorite job of all time when he began his career as a long haul truck driver for Marten Transport from 1988 until his retirement in 2009 at the age of 73 at which time he moved to Illinois.
This amazing man never lost his faith, never failed to say a prayer of thanks and blessing before a meal and showed grace and love for others. Henry became a father while in his late 50’s at a time when his peers were already grandfathers and grandmothers. His children, Jeffrey and Tasha, were his everything. He also remained close to his children's mother for the rest of his life. Henry always gave more child support, more time and more effort, continually going above and beyond any legal requirements. In fact, he supported his children even in their adulthood up until his dying day.
Henry is survived by his son, Jeffrey Stephens; his daughter,  Haru Vishwamukha, formerly known as Tasha Stephens; his former wife, Meri Cunning; nephews: Ronald (Liz) Wren Jr,  Ryan (Jessica Talley) Wren, Justin Wiseman and Josh Wiseman; niece, Jillian (Andrew Delong) Wren; brother-in-law, Randy Wiseman, family friends, Roberto Oldham, Brian (Maddie Petrungaro) Richmond; his good neighbors, the Lutes family and Votta family and numerous other family and friends from near and far and his favorite cat, Shino and all other pets.
Henry will be united with his loved ones in the kingdom of our God and Christ. Luke 2:10 the angel said, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
Cremation rights have been accorded.