FARMINGTON - Mikel Paul Stevens, Sr., 65, of Farmington, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Dover, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born to Shirley Elizabeth Stevens and Howard "Chuck" Walter O'Neil in Rochester on July 10, 1953. He was the first-born grandchild to his "Grandpa Choo-Choo" Melvin Earl "Bing" Stevens, and Maude Pearl Merrill Stevens Shapleigh, and was the second grandchild of Walter and Grace O'Neil.
Mike is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maria Stevens, (born Anna Maria Leo Barnett); his children, Mikel Paul Stevens, Jr., Keith Charles Stevens, and Dawn-renae Ann Stevens, and their families, including six granddaughters and a grandson; his mother, Shirley E. O'Neil; sisters, Roza and husband Lee Benoit, Brenda O'Neil, Robin O'Neil Scott; a step-brother, Scott and wife Jenn Garland; and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Huckabee, Connie Elliott, Dona and her husband Mark Kenyon, and their families.
He was predeceased by his father "Chuck," and two stepfathers, Percy "Dad" Howard, and Morey Garland, two brothers Michael Patrick O'Neil, and Rene O'Neil, three step-brothers, Richard, Roger, and Roy Howard, and stepsister, Joanne Howard Mason, and a brother-in-law, Frank Barnett, and is survived by their families. He also leaves his Aunt Charlotte Stevens Lessard, Uncle Carleton Paul Stevens and his wife Jane, Uncle Robert O'Neil, a step-aunt Violet Howard, Aunt Nancy, nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
Mike attended schools in Charlestown and Fall Mountain Regional High School, Langdon with the class of 1972. He left school in 1971 to enlist in the Air Force and was proud to serve his country. Over the years he made his homes in Lake City, Fla., St. Petersburg, Fla., Rochester and Farmington.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed all sports, and loved camping and hiking. He loved all animals, especially his dogs. He loved children and was a loving father, doting grandfather, and proud uncle. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.