Stephen L. Cleveland, 66, of Itasca, passed from this life September 19, 2012 at Homestead Nursing Home in Hillsboro, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday September 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Itasca. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Itasca Cemetery with a Masonic ceremony. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Stephen was born on September 19,1946 in Hillsboro, Texas to Mentton Ordway and Frances Gertrude Tichavosky Cleveland. He started a 30 year career of law enforcement in Hillsboro, Texas. He retired in 1997 as a Senior Deputy Marshall in Fort Worth. Stephen was a member of the R. E. Lee Masonic Lodge #449 of Itasca. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Manning; and granddaughter, Madelyn Cleveland.
Stephen is survived by his wife Victoria Cleveland; sons, Brian Cleveland and wife Dawn of Crawford; Michael Cleveland and Stephanie Campbell of Itasca and step-son Randy Kline of Itasca; sister, Donna Hocker and husband David of Hillsboro; brother, Dickie Cleveland and wife Sonja of Whitney; grandchildren, Taylor Manning, Haley, Nathan, Jacob and Nick Cleveland, Dustin Kline, and Lily Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.