William Melburn Stephens

April 29, 1947 - August 15, 2020

Service Date: August 20, 2020

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

William Melburn Stephens, 73, of Tunkhannock died at the Geisinger Danville Hospital on Aug. 15, 2020.  Bill was born on Apr. 29, 1947 in Nicholson and he was the son of the late Vincent and Clorinda Marcy Stephens.  Bill married the former Susan Joy Sands on 8/15/1970and they were married for 50 years.


Bill was retired from proctor and gamble, and soon after drove school bus for the Tunkhannock Area School District, and he recently worked at Ace Hardware. He enjoyed; trains, antique cars, traveling, golfing, farming, being with his family and attending any sporting event that his grandchildren were a part of.


In addition to his spouse he is survived by his 3 boys; Jason Stephens and Todd Gale of Palms Springs Ca, Jeremy Stephens and Stephanie Grohs, of Tunkhannock, and Joshua Stephens and Julie Stephens of Midland Texas, grandchildren; Samantha Stephens, Jacob Stephens, Jebediah Stephens, and Sable Stephens all of Tunkhannock,  brother Lynn Stephens and Ruth Stephens of Hop Bottom, nephew Kirk Stephens and Tina Stephens of Arizona.


Funeral services will be held Thursday 12noon from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, Pa. with Ernie King officiating.  A viewing will be held Wednesday from 4-6pm at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery.  For online condolences or direction visit  In respect for the family those attending are asked to wear a mask and follow Pa. COVID guidelines.



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