Stephen Douglas McFarland

Stephen Douglas McFarland


Funeral services for Stephen Douglas McFarland were held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Mr. McFarland passed away June 13, 2017, at University of Tennessee Hospital in Tennessee.

He was born Nov. 2, 1954, to Grady Lee and Mattie Hollister McFarland. He lived his entire life in Wills Point until recently when he moved to Tennessee to be near family. He graduated from Wills Point High School and attended East Texas State University and Henderson County Junior College. He continued his education at El Centro College and Trinity Valley Junior College to earn his nursing degree. He was a registered nurse for thirty-seven years. He worked at Terrell State Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman for most of his career.

He married Mary Ballard Clearman Oct. 16, 2004.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Mattie McFarland; grandparents, Tom and Ethel McFarland and Frank and Dora Hollister; two brothers, Thomas Lee McFarland and Donald Neil McFarland.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Phillip McFarland and wife, Angela of Wills point; stepchildren, Cody Clearman and wife, Kristen, and Clay Clearman  all of Maryville, Tenn., Taylor Lyons and husband, Craig of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Morgan, Hannah Allyson, Kailas, Conner Bear, Brooks, Raine, Orion Jude, Lora, Julia, Alex and Andrew; brothers, Grady McFarland and wife, Mona of Dallas, Frank McFarland of Bryn, James McFarland and wife, Cathie of Covington, La., and Ronnie McFarland and wife, Elizabeth of Wills Point; sisters, Naomi Caldwell and husband, Joe of Wills Point, Nell Carter and husband, Dwayn of Wills Point, Joyce Gassiott and husband, Glenn of Mabank; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Hope Pregnancy Center, 885 State Highway 243, Canton, TX 75103.