Neill Graham Stevens, III, Loving father, devoted husband, successful businessman, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022 of Multiple Myeloma, surrounded by family, peacefully at home.
A native Alabamian, Neill was born March 6, 1941 in Birmingham, AL to Neill G. Stevens, Jr. and Helen Freeman Stevens. A graduate of Bessemer (AL) High School, Livingston University. In his senior year at LU, he was named Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities. Neill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served on the aircraft carrier, USS Oriskany, CVA-34 in the South China Sea from 1960 to 1964, just prior to Vietnam.
He began an insurance career with Crawford & Company in 1966; worked for Insurance Company of North American and was Assistant VP with Marsh & McLennan, Inc.
In 1984, Neill co-founded and was a partner in Claims Management Services, Inc., a third party administrator (TPA) serving the self-insurance industry, a Georgia corporation for 24 years. He and his partner sold the company and retired in December 2008 where he and Kayron relocated from Roswell, GA to Savannah, GA where he enjoyed, boating, fishing, woodworking and reading. He was an avid fisherman.
Neill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kayron Rae Stankard Stevens and two sons, Rodger Craig Stevens and daughter-in-law, Gray Beaty Stevens and James Bradley Stevens and daughter-in-law, Emily Ray Meyers Stevens; five grandsons, Neill Graham Stevens, James Bradley Stevens, Jr., William Beaty Stevens, Thaddeus Ray Stevens and Charles Gray Stevens.
Neill is also survived by a brother, Charles Fairfax Stevens of Punta Gorda Isles, FL; and a sister, Kay Freeman Stevens-Irwin of Foley, AL.
Neill was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Neill Graham Stevens, Sr. and Annie Laura Mercer-Stevens, last of Fayetteville, NC who were missionaries to the then Belgian Congo, Africa in 1911 & 1912, under service to the Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022 at The Independent Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GHC Hospice-Savannah, 7130 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 201, Savannah, GA 31406.
Prayers & love to Kayron and family. May God grant you His peace and comfort you in your grief.
- Susie Williams, Savannah, GA
I am so very sorry for your loss. We have been praying for Neil and Kayron for many years and they have been faithful friends to my family. I pray that the peace of the Lord be with you during this time. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer.
- Carey Murns, Savannah, GA
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. All of you are in my prayers; that you feel the Lord close to you during this time and know that He is with you and will comfort you. I pray for peace for your hearts.
- Lisa Gabriel, Alpharetta , Ga
The steadfast devotion of the Stevens family through these years of Neill’s illness has been a witness to all of their constant dependence on a faithful and loving God. Rest now in the blessing of assurance that All is Well.
- Sue Greene, Savannah, Georgia
We extend our love and deepest sympathy in the passing of Neill. He was an amazing man and a strong Christian. Our comfort and peace comes knowing he is without pain and suffering and he is rejoicing with the Lord. He will be greatly missed. Bill and Barbara Austin Tallahassee, Florida
- Bill and Barbara Austin, Tallahassee , Florida
My deepest condolences to The Stevens Family, during this difficult time. Mr. Stevens, will be truly missed. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet such a great man, that was truly a believer, of the word, and a dedicated Christian.
- Janice Minor Jones, Savannah, GA
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was surrounded by lots of love and comfort from all of the family and especially his lovely wife Kayron. Praying for you hearts and healing during this time and sending love.
- April Baker, Canton, GA
Kayron, please forgive my lateness in reaching out to you. My heart goes out to you in the loss of your precious husband, Neill. Believe me, I know the pain of your loss. As painful as it is, you and I were both blessed to have had a long happy married life with two wonderful Christian men. I very much miss being in church in person, but I am so thankful for the virtual service provided by IPC on Sunday mornings and evenings. However, I am going to try to attend Wednesday noon service on Wednesday with Debbie Laing. Love in Christ, Billie
- Mrs. Billie Hale, Savannah, Georgia