Cary Lavern "Caro" Stephens Sr., 66, husband of Sharon Howle Stephens, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at McCormick Rehab and Healthcare Center in McCormick.

Born on Sept. 6, 1951, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Vincent Lee Stephens and Bernice Capell Stephens. He was a retired long distance truck driver.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Cary L. Stephens Jr. of Florence and Tray Stephens (Jessica) of Sumter; a stepson, Joey Howle (Karrie) of Cheraw; 13 grandchildren; a brother, James Caples of Sumter; two sisters, Earliene Tennant (Thomas) of Summerton and Judy Hershberger of Manning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John "Buck" Stephens and Vincent "Windy" Stephens; and a close friend, Henry Page Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at 3440 Nazarene Church Road.

Memorials may be made to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.