Burl Bryan Stephenson

Burl Stephenson left to be with his Lord on Saturday February 9th 2013.  There will be a memorial service on February 22nd at Forum Boulevard Christian Church at 10 a.m. to celebrate his life.

Burl was born in Hobart Oklahoma, October 16th 1922, to Emma and Bryan Stephenson and was an only child.  Burl married Etta Lou Huddleston on November 22 1945 after returning from WWll.  They had twins Michael and Patricia.

Burl worked for a lumber company before buying a grocery store.  He sold the store after many years and took a job with the accessors office in Hobart before retiring.

In 1995 he and Etta (Boo) moved to Columbia, after living in Hobart all their lives to live close to their daughter.  Burl was a avid golfer when he wasn’t working.  He loved all OU sports and became a Cardinal fan after moving to Columbia.  

Etta Lou(Boo) Stephenson prededed Burl in death on May 17th 2012.  Burl is survived by his two children Michael Stephenson and wife Linda of Coppell Texas, daughter Patricia Flow and partner Larry Jenkins of Columbia Missouri, one granddaughter Stephanie Johnson and Husband Cory, two great granddaughters Greer and Emma Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas, and Randy Flow of Fulton Missouri.

Burl was a good Christian husband, father and friend to all.  He will be missed by all who knew him.


  1. Larry Pace on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about Burl. Just wanted you to know that you will be in our prayer and thoughts. Hope all is well with you.

    Take care,

    Larry & Tonya

  2. Jerry and Barbara johnson on February 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Mike and Pat
    Sorry to hear about Burl. I know he will be missed. I have great memories of being at your house and “The B and B” with your mom and dad.
    Jerry and Barbara Johnson

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