George Paul Stephenson

George Paul Stephenson returned to his heavenly home on December 29, 2017. George was born to the late Paul Lester Stephenson and Pearl Virginia (Osborne) Stephenson on February 9, 1946 in Saratoga Springs, New York. George is survived by his wife, Gail Elizabeth (Richardson) Stephenson; children, Tyler Stephenson, Marla (Barry) Allred, Lucas Stephenson, Garrett Stephenson, Kadi (Brian) Stapleton, and Shannon (Patrick) Kindle; twelve grandchildren; sister, Julie (Darin) Rylewicz. George grew up in Ballston Spa, New York where he graduated from high school. Later, while stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado for the United States Army, he met Gail Elizabeth Richardson. They married on December 15, 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple (Utah). He later graduated from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism. His extensive career in both television and radio broadcasting led him to creating, producing, and hosting his own patriotic internet radio show, WakeUP, We the People. George was passionate about the preservation of American values and constitutional freedoms and at his core, he was a dedicated family man and member of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Those who knew George loved him for his tireless enthusiasm, optimism, and energy. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1617 Shiloh Rd, Tyler, Texas. A viewing will be held at the Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm. Interment, Lindale City Cemetery.

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