Graham Stevens Obituary, Death – Neill Graham Stevens, III, Loving father, devoted husband, and successful businessman, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022, of Multiple Myeloma, surrounded by family, peacefully at home.
A native Alabamian, Neill was born March 6, 1941, in Birmingham, AL to Neill G. Stevens, Jr. and Helen Freeman Stevens. A graduate of Bessemer (AL) High School, Livingston University. In his senior year at LU, he was named Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities. Neill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served on the aircraft carrier, USS Oriskany, CVA-34 in the South China Sea from 1960 to 1964, just prior to Vietnam.
He began an insurance career with Crawford & Company in 1966; worked for Insurance Company of North America and was Assistant VP with Marsh & McLennan, Inc.
In 1984, Neill co-founded and was a partner in Claims Management Services, Inc., a third-party administrator (TPA) serving the self-insurance industry, a Georgia corporation for 24 years. He and his partner sold the company and retired in December 2008 where he and Kayron relocated from Roswell, GA to Savannah, GA where he enjoyed, boating, fishing, woodworking and reading. He was an avid fisherman.
Neill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kayron Rae Stankard Stevens and two sons, Rodger Craig Stevens and daughter-in-law, Gray Beaty Stevens and James Bradley Stevens and daughter-in-law, Emily Ray Meyers Stevens; five grandsons, Neill Graham Stevens, James Bradley Stevens, Jr., William Beaty Stevens, Thaddeus Ray Stevens and Charles Gray Stevens.
Neill is also survived by a brother, Charles Fairfax Stevens of Punta Gorda Isles, FL; and a sister, Kay Freeman Stevens-Irwin of Foley, AL.
Neill was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Neill Graham Stevens, Sr. and Annie Laura Mercer-Stevens, last of Fayetteville, NC who were missionaries to the then Belgian Congo, Africa in 1911 & 1912, under service to the Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022 at The Independent Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GHC Hospice-Savannah, 7130 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 201, Savannah, GA 31406.