Daniel D. Stevenson, 71

January 14, 1953  –  June 7, 2024

TUPELO – Daniel Dewayne Stevenson, beloved husband, dad, and “Pop” completed his race and stepped into his REAL LIFE, the one we are all meant to experience with Christ, on Friday, June 7, 2024 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was 71 years old. Dan was born on January 14, 1953, to the late Mervin G. Stevenson and Billie Hood Stevenson in Memphis. He graduated from Overton High School in Memphis and attended Memphis State University. He married his wife of 47 years, Donna Carol Bunch, on August 14, 1976. He was unselfish, thoughtful, and generous with his time and talents, heading up the Helping Hands Ministry at

Central Church in Memphis and serving others in the men’s ministry and on numerous mission trips. Dan had an amazing career of 41 years with the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service in Memphis, retiring as Information Technology Manager. The Stevensons moved to Tupelo in 2015 and joined Harrisburg Baptist Church. Dan loved the outdoors, fishing, baseball, and running. He was on the cutting edge of technology for his time, building a TV and computer at home. He enjoyed writing code and troubleshooting most anything, especially cars and electronics. If he couldn’t fix it, it needed replacing. Dan was devoted to his family

and loved family outings, spending time with the grandkids and watching them in their activities. He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life Service for Dan will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2024, in the Sadie M. Holland Memorial Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo with Pastor Rob Armstrong officiating. Visitation will be from 1 PM to service time Sunday only at the funeral home. A graveside service will take place at Memorial Park South Woods in Memphis on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11 AM. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed at 2 PM on Sunday at hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live-streaming where it will be afterward archived. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to serve their friends.

Dan is survived by his wife, Donna Stevenson, and children, John Stevenson, Chrissy Evans (Eric), James “Lee” Stevenson (Mandy); brother, Steve Stevenson (Melissa); five grandchildren, Abby, Dallas, Andrew, Avery, and Keiston Evans; a host of nieces and nephews; his in-laws, Gary and Linda Stephens, Richard and Gisela Bunch, and Mark Bunch; and his mother-in-law, Helen Bunch of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin G. Stevenson and Billie Hood Stevenson; three sisters, Leslie Blasucci, Tracey Verdoni, and Kelley Harrison; and his beloved father-in-law, Gurchie Lee Bunch, Jr.

Condolences for the family may be left on Dan’s memorial page at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105, or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Please follow the funeral home link above for further information, or to send online condolences or memorial gifts.