January 16, 1978 - April 16, 2016
Billy Shayne Stephenson was born to Billy Ray & Sheila Renee January 16 1978 in Chicago, IL.
He grew up in Orlando, FL alongside his 3 sisters: Brandy, Tara and Taylor.
He graduated from Winter Garden High School in 1996.
After a few years of community college he moved to Alabama and along with a great group of friends and experiences, he graduated from Auburn University in 2002 with a Bachelors in Horticulture.
He loved plants and could tell you the name of anything and everything! He worked for nurseries and landscape companies and always thrived in those roles because it was his passion.
His leap of faith to move to Nashville, then in 2004, to start a career with John Deere Landscapes led to meeting Caroline.
They met summer of 2006, moved to Chicago a year later together and he proposed Valentines Day (he was a romantic!) in 2008 – they married on the beach a year later – May 16 – a perfect small ceremony of close friends and family.
After several moves around the country, from Chicago to South Florida and Nashville to Amarillo chasing their dream and following their curiosity for life – along the way he became a dad of two little ladies. The absolute loves of his life. He did everything for his little girls and wanted nothing more in this life than to be a father. He was so loving and kind to his girls and so proud God had blessed him with two daughters. His kindness and nurturing heart was felt by many, everyone always comments on his amazing way he made you feel at ease and included and made everyone laugh. His sense of humor was genuine and infectious — everyone has a story about him making them laugh. He loved hanging out with his girls and was looking forward to watching them grow up.
War Eagle! 🙂
Funeral: A celebration of life was held on 2016-04-25 at Darst Funeral Home. The family invites all to stay after the service to share food and fond memories of Billy in the gardens at Darst Funeral Home
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