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KY breeder-owner Clyde Stevens dies at 80

October 12, 2019

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Clyde Ralph Stevens, age 80, who raced many notable colts and fillies in Kentucky and the Midwest, passed away at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Friday, Oct. 11.
Mr. Stevens owned and operated the Stevens Chevrolet Dealership in LaCenter, Ky., from 1960-2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church of LaCenter and North Ballard Masonic Lodge #537. He also owned and operated a John Deere Dealership in LaCenter for several years.
He was the owner of Stevens Standardbred Stables, which was later called “Chevie Stables” and his homebred horses carried the word "Chevie" in their names.
Mr. Stevens loved the people of Ballard County and was a community leader. He served as commissioner for the City of LaCenter for several years, Ballard County Fair Board and served on the Board of Directors for People’s Bank for several years.
In addition to loving his family, he was a fervent University of Kentucky basketball fan, and oftentimes it seemed he thought he was an assistant coach for the University of Kentucky basketball team.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne Adams Stevens of LaCenter; one son Kent (Lisa) of Kevil, KY; one daughter, Kim (Jackie) Terrell of LaCenter; three grandchildren, Zach Stevens, Kala (Justin) Trainer and Dylan (Whitney) of LaCenter; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 13, after 3 pm at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter. Masonic Rites will be held at 7 pm Sunday Evening. Funeral Services will be Monday, Oct. 14, at 11 am at First Baptist Church in LaCenter with the Rev. Brian Steward officiating. Interment will follow at LaCenter Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at morrowfuneralchapel.com
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