Dennis Stephens

Feb 15, 1963 - Jan 15, 2021

Dennis Stephens

February 15, 1963 - January 15, 2021


Dennis L. Stephens, Jr., age 57, of Quincy, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at 4:30 a.m. in his home.

Dennis was born February 15, 1963 in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Dennis and Sharon Pfaffe Stephens. He married Valerie Hayes on May 7, 1983 in Quincy.

Dennis had been employed at Titan Wheel for over 36 years. He began his career as a welding technician. Over the years he progressed to welding supervisor, and ultimately he became an engineer. Dennis had great love of the outdoors, whether he was hunting or fishing or enjoying the freedom of the open road on his Harley Davidson. Dennis was also an avid race fan, and he spent many years at Quincy Raceways working with the pit crew for Joe Bliven. Most of all, Dennis loved spending time with his family and friends, especially playing with his grandbaby.

Survivors include: his partner since September 6, 2015, Kimberly Taylor; the mother of his children and former wife, Valerie Stephens Hayes; his daughter: Courtney (Brandon) Arnold of Bridger, MT; granddaughter, Elli Arnold of Bridger, MT; his parents, Dennis (Sharon) Stephens, Sr. of Quincy; three brothers: Jeff, Darren, and Chris "Pooh" (Kimmy) Stephens, all of Quincy; his maternal grandmother, Velma Pfaffe of Quincy; his "bonus" son, Brandon Stephenson of FL; Kimberly's children: Robbie (Mackenzie) Taylor of Mexico, MO; and Ryan and Katy Taylor, both of Quincy; Kimberly's grandchildren: Ellayna Taylor of Quincy and Elias Taylor of Mexico, MO; his fur baby, Baby; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his son, Tylor Stephens; his maternal grandfather, Fred Pfaffe; his paternal grandparents, John and Alma Stephens; his nephew, Jeffy Stephens; his aunt, Jeanne Farha; and two uncles, Larkin Pfaffe and Ronnie Stephens.

Services: 11:00 am Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Mr. JR Higdon officiating. Please bring a mask if you are planning on attending the services.

Inurnment: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, IL

Visitation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday January 20, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a mask if you are planning on attending the visitation.

Memorials: to Hansen-Spear Funeral Home for expenses. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


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