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Johnny Stephens

John “Johnny” Matthew Stephens, Jr., 23, of Sioux City, died Sunday, February 9, 2020.  Johnny formerly attended Lawton-Bronson School.

A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel with the Rev. Michael Ring officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa.  Public visitation will begin at 4:30 PM and family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel (1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, Iowa).

Johnny was born November 4, 1996 at Osceola, NE to John M. and Rebekah L. (Greene) Stephens. He grew up in Sioux City attending Sioux City Public Schools, graduating from East High in 2015. Starting at a young age Johnny was interested in wrestling. Johnny played football during his middle school years, but wrestling was his passion.
During his high school wrestling career at East High he qualified for the Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament all four years. Johnny was a role model and a leader for the team and his cousins who wrestled as well.
Johnny went to work for Billion Automotive in 2017 and his strong work ethic helped him work his way up the ladder quickly. Most recently, he was employed as a service advisor at Billion Nissan in Sioux City.
On January 23, 2019 Johnny became a father when his daughter Lola was born. He was a dedicated loving father, who loved his little girl more than anything else in the world.

Survivors include his parents; John and Rebekah Stephens Sr. of Hinton, daughter Lola J. Stephens of Sioux City, paternal grandfather; Jonah (Carol) Stephens of Wayne, NE, paternal grandmother; LaMayda Stephens of Sioux City, IA , maternal grandfather; Walter (Jane) Greene maternal grandmother Cora (Stan) Eilers of Hinton, uncle Joe and Pam Stephens of Sioux City, uncle Craig Carlson of Omaha, NE, aunt Lisa (Kevin) Jaeger of Winside, NE, uncle David Greene of Sioux City, cousins; Candice Carlson, Corey Carlson, Cayla Carlson, Tim Stephens, Tyler Jaeger, Sarah Stephens, Mitchell Greens, Ellie Jaeger, Richie Eilers, Chris Greene, Lindsey Stephens, Austin Eilers and Tommy Eilers.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Rebekah J. Stephens.

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