Dale "Big Man" Wayne Stevens Jr., 53

September 15, 2009

AUG. 16, 1956-SEPT. 13, 2009

Dale "Big Man" Wayne Stevens Jr., 53, of West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, Md.

Born on Aug. 16, 1956, he was the son of Frances M. (Marshall) Tennant of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and the late Dale Wayne Stevens Sr.

Dale was a 1974 graduate of Boonsboro High School and was known as an avid supporter of the Warriors and a lifelong Washington Redskins fan. He was also active in his support of the Little League and was affectionately known as the "Hot Dog Man" while participating with the Hagerstown Thunder All Star Cheerleading.


He was a maintenance employee with the St. James School for 14 years.

In addition to his mother, Dale is survived by his three sisters, Teresa Y. and her husband, Robert Keebaugh of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Dawn R. and her husband Keith Snyder of Shepherdstown, and April E. and her husband Johnny Hilliard of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, Gregory L. Stevens of Shepherdstown; one niece, Amanda L. Stevens of Sharpsburg, Md.; and one nephew Keith S. Snyder Jr. of Shepherdstown. Dale is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Sue Stevens, and his nephew, Christopher L. Snyder.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Todd Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will be at the Manor Church Cemetery in Boonsboro.

Friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

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