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Robert Dudley Stephenson III

Born: 12/31/1957

Died: 11/7/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Robert Dudley Stephenson III, 49, of Canyon, Texas, passed away November 7, 2007. He was born December 31, 1957, in Dennison, Iowa, to Robert Dudley and Ann Martin Stephenson.

He graduated from Borger High School and attended college at Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, and West Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. He played football for Oklahoma State University and Texas Christian University.

Not only was Dudley an amazing father to his children, but he also gave countless hours of service to the younger generation of the panhandle. He was a father figure to every person he was involved with. His love for service through coaching radiated through the community. Not very many athletes went through Canyon High School without being trained by Dudley at some point in their life and he had an amazing gift of being able to see the hidden potential in every child. He was the perfect husband, father, son, brother and friend.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Stephenson of the home; children, Robbie Stephenson of Los Angeles, California, Laci Waner and husband Chris of San Antonio, Texas; Caleb Stephenson and wife Natalie of Canyon and Dana Stephenson of Canyon; a grandson, Kylen Waner; his mother, Ann Stephenson of Canyon; his father, Robert Stephenson and wife Melinda of Amarillo; a brother, Douglas Stephenson and wife Kenna of East Texas; sisters, Sarah Black and husband Charles of Amarillo, Valenica Muniz and husband Alvero of Amarillo, Elise Heil and husband Shaun of Meridian, Idaho, Tracy Dodd and husband Eric of Lake Meredith, Allison Stephenson of Amarillo and Meridith Stephenson of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.