SIKESTON -- Alger K. Stephenson, 88, died May 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson, he was a master chief gunner's mate, U.S. Navy, retired. He served during both World War II and the Korean War and was then a traffic signal technician in Sacramento, Calif., for five years before retiring.
On March 8, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he married Loretta Henley who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William Kent and Lacretia Stephenson of Bernie; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Trudie and Kelley Royce-Keefe of Jefferson City; one brother-in-law, Woodrow Hawkins of Matthews; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Triplett and Loretta Henley of Sikeston and Vera Hunter of Sacramento; and one grandson, Gabriel Royce-Keefe of Jefferson City.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 11:30 a.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston with a military chaplain officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with full military honors.