James Stuart Stevenson, 88, of Trenton, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Born in Chattanooga, he was a well-known pharmacist in the Chattanooga area and the former owner of Trenton Drugs. A graduate of the Baylor High School class of 1948, he went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in 1953 and Tennessee Temple in 1969. He was an active member of New Home Baptist Church and had been an active member of the Gideons since 1961.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Wilson and Kimball Ruff Stevenson; son James Merritt Stevenson, grandson Caleb Stuart Michaels; and brother Joe Wilson Stevenson Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Virginia Stallings Stevenson of Trenton; daughter Sue and husband John of southern California; daughter Beth (Darrell) Michaels of Flat Rock, Ala.; son David Stevenson of Chattanooga; son Timmy Stevenson; stepchildren Pat (Verdell) McBryar, Martha (Ronnie) Gibson and Brent (Jackie) Ferguson; 26 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dade County Gideons, PO Box 1309, Trenton, GA 30752.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at New Home Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Wooten officiating. Interment will follow in New Home Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Stevenson will lie in state one hour prior to service at New Home Baptist Church on Friday and 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.
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