Harold R. Stevens, 84, of Hartford, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Wellington Parc. He was born August 6, 1937 in Boonville, Indiana to the late Ernest and Annis Nix Stevens. Harold had been in law enforcement for a number of years; he graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in 1967 and then was a Kentucky State Police Officer for five years. After leaving the state police, he was a heavy equipment operator for 18 years with Green Construction Company, then went back to work for the Daviess Co. Sheriff’s Department for two years and for the Daviess Co. Detention Center for two years. Harold rode motorcycles most of his life enjoying Sunday rides and eventually joined the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. He was a graduate of Boonville High School and a U. S. Army veteran. Also preceding Harold in death was his wife Myra Hart Stevens on December 26, 2008 and a stepson, Steve Palmiter. Harold was the last one of 11 children in his family.
Surviving are his children, Dennis Stevens and wife Carolyn of Hartford, Avery Stevens-Hardin and husband Dwayne of Owensboro, and Donald Stevens and wife Shelly of Owensboro; a stepson, Brett Palmiter; two stepdaughters, Kathy Romines and Debbie Bickwermert, 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and his companion of 13 years, Darlene Brown who he has known since high school.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, October 12, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 PM until 7 PM Monday and from Noon until 2 PM of Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, c/o Brandon Sims, Owensboro Police Department, 222 E. 9th. Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.