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Wayne Leroy Stevens
  • June 19, 1936
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  • January 23, 2021

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Wayne Leroy Stevens, age 84, passed away January 23, 2021 in Ocala, Florida. He was born June 19, 1936 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Wayne F. & Bernice (Kinsey) Stevens. Wayne graduated from Chillicothe High School as a two time all state basketball player and high jumper. He was a captain of the 1958 University of Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball team that went 25-3. Following, he spent one year playing in the NBA with the Cincinnati Royals. Wayne spent his working career at Procter & Gamble at their Ivorydale facility retiring in 1990 and moved to Ocala, Florida. He leaves behind his wife, Alleen Stevens; a son, Marty, and his wife Rhonda; a daughter, Sidney Thompson, and her husband Kyle; and a step-daughter, Krista Anneshensley, and her husband Robbie. Wayne also leaves behind four grandsons, Kyle, Zachary, Spencer, and Jordan and their families including three great grandsons. There will be a graveside memorial at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday February 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to UC BEARCATs Athletics Association in the name of Wayne L. Stevens by contacting:
UCATS General Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 19970
Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970 or 513-556-6781.


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  1. 29 Jan 2021
    Steve Graves says:
    Dear Cousins,
    Please accept my deepest condolences. I'm very sorry for your loss. I too feel it and although I'm glad that Wayne and I reconnected in recent years, I wish I would have had far, far more time on the phone or sitting around a table at Bob Evans with "Leroy" -as we knew him. His company was delightful and his sense of humor, though sardonic, was very welcome. Hopefully, some day in the great beyond we can once again reconnect and I'll get to hear all his stories.

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