Barnie C. Stephens, age 57, Dunkirk, died Saturday March 13, 2021 at home following a brief illness. Born in Muncie July 1, 1963, he attended Jay County schools and lived in Portland for several years before returning home in Dunkirk. He worked at Jay/Randolph Developmental Services and participated in Special Olympics through bowling and horseback riding. He belonged to T.O.P.S. in Hartford City where he was the recipient of numerous awards. In earlier years he was known as “Mountain Dew” on Citizens Band radio and was a member of a local CB club.
Survivors include his parents: James “Barnie” & Mary Stephens, Dunkirk; two sisters: Bobbie Bertram (husband: Brian), Dunkirk, and Stephanie Dargo (husband: Joe), Yorktown; niece: Landra Fraley (husband: Doug), Redkey; nephew: Jason Christie, Yorktown; four great nieces/nephews: Madyson Fraley, Redkey, Camden Fraley, Redkey, Parker Christie, Yorktown, and Sophia Christie, Yorktown.
His brother, Mark Stephens, is deceased.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Meacham Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Visiting hours are Thursday from 12 until 2p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Jay County Special Olympics, 2894 Southtown Place, Portland, IN 47371.
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