Stephen Charles Bethea
November 6, 1940 - April 29, 2020
Stephen Charles Bethea, 79, husband of Cindy Bowen Bethea of Anderson, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his residence. Born in Detroit, Michigan on November 6, 1940, he was a son of the late Donald McLeod Bethea and the late Grayce Margaret Bartel Bethea.
Steve was a retired truck driver who traveled the United States for over 51 years. He and his family are extremely proud that he drove over 5 Million, accident free miles during his career. He served in the 3960th Combat Defense Squadron of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and was a member of The Carpenter’s Church in Anderson. He loved watching his favorite TV show, Jeopardy while drinking a cold Pepsi Cola!
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Bowen Bethea, children, Stephen Charles Bethea Jr., Lisa Larkin (Trent), Elaine Bethea (Fiancé- James Salisbury), Clayton Bethea (Katie), Ray Sawyer, Steven Sawyer (Cindy), Russell Brown (Amanda) and April Simpson (Shone).
He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Friends may sign the register book and pay their respects at The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center 1621 Pearman Dairy Rd. Anderson, SC 29625, on Sunday, May 3, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. A crypt side service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 1:00pm. Social distancing is to be observed at all events.