George P. Stephenson

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Funeral services for George Paul Stephenson, 71, of Lindale were held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tyler with Bishop David Poole officiating.

Interment was in the Lindale City Cemetery with services under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale.

Mr. Stephenson died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in Tyler. He was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Feb. 9, 1946 to the late Paul Lester and Pearl Virginia (Osborne) Stephenson and was formerly of Erie, Pa., before moving to Tyler in 1991.

He moved to Lindale in 2011. He served in the U.S. Army and was a journalist, serving as news director for KLTV in Tyler. He also formed Grassroots We The People.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Stephenson of Lindale; sons, Tyler Stephenson of Phoenix, Ariz., Lucas Stephenson of Reno, Nev. and Garrett of Reno, Nev.; daughters Marla Allred of American Fork, Utah; Kadi Stapleton of Georgia and Shannon Kindle of Bullard.

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