Albert Lee “Al” Stevens III, 62, of Edwardsville, and formerly of Granite City, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at his home.
He was born March 25, 1953, in Granite City, a son of the late Albert Lee Stevens Jr., known as Bob Baker and the late Jerry E. (Green) Stevens. He married Patricia D. (Lathrop) Stevens Nov. 22, 1975, at the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives. He was raised in a broadcast family and started his life in radio at the early age of 16 working for WGNU. He had worked for WEW, WMRY, WIL, KTRS and KEZK throughout the years. He retired as a production director from KMOX Radio in April 2015 after 15 years of dedicated service coordinating the recording of commercials for clients and voicing many commercials in his clear, distinct delivery.
He had also taught Mass Communications at the Broadcast Center and at Lewis and Clark Community College. He was a family man and was devoted to his wife and children. He enjoyed his days of reading and loved history and had an extensive collection of historical media. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher A. and Amber Stevens of Edwardsville and Adam T. and Leah Stevens of St. Louis; a grandson, Jonathan A. Stevens; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard D. and Doris M. Lathrop of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation for a scholarship to be established in his memory and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.