John William Stevens, Jr, 94, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Post Acute Medical Center, in Hammond, Louisiana. He was a long time resident of Diamondhead, Mississippi and had been residing at Summerfield Assisted Living of Hammond for the past 4 years.
John was born on May 25, 1926 as the son of Mr. John William Stevens, Sr. and Mrs. Myrtis “Mae” Lee of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His quick-wit and hearty laugh will be remembered and missed by all who knew him! John truly reflected the spirit of the Greatest Generation. He had a deep love for his family, friends, his country and all things related to athletic competition. He saw his beloved America thrust into conflict and when duty called, John did not hesitate and enlisted in the United States Navy to serve in the Pacific during World War II. He was naval airman, serving as a gunner / navigator on a Vought OS2U Kingfisher assigned to the USS Trenton during the Aleutian Campaign. John remained a proud American all of his life, and always took the time to politely ensure our US Flag was respected and correctly displayed where he lived and worked.