Villard Elbridge Stevens son of the late Davis and Demar Stiles Stevens was born April 3, 1930 and was raised by his late grandparents Albert and Rosa Stiles. He received his education from the public schools of Dorchester County. His Christian training began early in life at John Wesley Methodist Church in the Mission district. After its closing, he moved his membership to Waugh United Methodist Church. At a young age he worked with his grandfather on the railroad as a Machinist Worker. On December 24, 1951 he was married in Holy Matrimony to Fannie Nelson Stevens. He was called into the United States Army on December 9, 1952 during the Korean War. He served in both Korea and Japan and was honorably discharged from the Army on December 8, 1954 at which time he received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed for a number of years at the Eastern Shore State Hospital as a cook helper. In 1961 he and his wife were employed at Pokety Farms, the estate of the late Col. and Mrs. Edgar Garnbisch. Villard also served as a special Deputy Sheriff for the Dorchester County School Board. He drove for various trucking companies until his health began to fail. His last employment was with Pritchett Transportation Company of Cambridge, MD.
He is survived by his wife Fannie Stevens, two daughters Donzelle and Laverne Bowens of Cambridge, MD ; two god daughters Benita (Barry) and Brittany Flye of Carrollton, VA and Katanya Flemings of Chester, PA; three sisters Gloria Cephas of Cambridge, MD and Jean (Charles ) Pryer of Salisbury, MD; one brother Larry Stevens of Salisbury, MD; two grandsons Donnel Height and Jermaine Bowens of Cambridge, MD; four great grandchildren Alisah, Abria , Anaja and Donnel Height Jr of Cambridge, MD; three sister in laws Etta Mc Namara sand Florence Nelson of Cambridge, MD and Alice Cain of Hastings, Fl; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services will be Thurs., Oct. 18th 11am at Henry Funeral Home PA Cambridge with a viewing one hour prior. Interment in Veterans Cemetery Hurlock, MD Fri., Oct. 19th 10am.