James Benjamin Stephenson, 88, of New Albany

James Benjamin Stephenson, 88, of New Albany


James Benjamin Stephenson, 88, of New Albany, Indiana, died on April 21, 2021, at Baptist Health- Floyd in New Albany, Indiana. 

He was born on June 2, 1932, in Milltown, Indiana to the late Paul R. and Leoma (Walk) Stephenson.

He was the United States Air Force Veteran and was stationed in Tripoli, Libya. 

He was a former manufacturing laborer for Gunnyson Homes, a sales representative for Woodburn Printing, and was a coordinator in engineering and sales for over 30 + years for the Ford Motor Company.

Jim was a 1950 graduate of Milltown High School and earned his Business Degree at Indiana University in 1960. 

He was a devoted family man and to his parents.  He enjoyed traveling, shopping, and collecting antiques, and trying different ethnic foods. 

He was a sports enthusiast and loved vintage cars.  His interest included history, geology, and geography. 

He had an excellent memory and was a strong Democrat.  He purchased a farm in his earlier years in Crawford County, near Grantsburg, Indiana, where he enjoyed entertaining family and friends. 

He was an animal lover, especially dogs, and horses and was a supporter of conservation and wildlife.

Jim will always be remembered for his kind personality and always wearing a smile.

He is survived by his former wife and caregiver, Donna L. Stephenson of New Albany, Indiana; stepsons:  Bard Lowry (Lea) of Covington, Kentucky and Derin Lowry (Marina) of Los Angeles, California; sisters:  Lotus J. Malotte of Lanesville, Indiana and Ladorra A. Spencer of Milltown, Indiana; nieces and nephews:  David Kerrin Hurst, Linda Allen, Patty Wyman, Tim Stephenson, Sherry Fow, Jay Malotte, Tami Griswold, and Troy Spencer; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, June Hurst; brother, Larry Stephenson; nieces and nephews:  Lana Harbeson, Steven Hurst, Vicki Hurst, Janine Shockley, and Todd Spencer.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.