Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Kenneth David Stephens

Kenneth David Stephens, known to his family as David and work family as Kenny, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. He was 65.

David was born on May 11, 1957 in Willard to Kenneth and Alberta (Sexton) Stephens and was a 1976 graduate of Plymouth High School. Kenny dedicated over 35 years of service to Voisard Manufacturing in Shiloh, where he still currently worked under the GB Fabrications ownership.

Racing was something David thoroughly enjoyed. He grew up at the racetracks every weekend as part of the pit crew for his dad- the same pit crew that is now reunited again in Heaven. All-in-all, David was a genuinely good person who would do anything for not only those he worked with but anyone who needed it.

On June 22, 1980, David married his wife of 42 years, Linda J. (Hartz) Stephens and she survives. Also surviving are his daughters: Ashley (Bobby) Prichard and Jamie Stephens (Justin Fields), both of Shelby; step-granddaughter: Carrie Prichard of Amherst; mother: Alberta (Sexton) Stephens; sisters: Darlene Tackett, Sherry (Shannon) Perry, and Penny (Ted) Zachariah; special nephew: Brad Crose; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his father, Kenneth Stephens, David was preceded in death by his siblings: Christine Stephens, Kimmie Perez, and Bruce Stephens; and his canine companion: Stacy.

The family would like to thank his GB Family, Cass, Bloominggrove, and Shiloh Rescue Squad and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital for all their efforts and care of David in his final moments.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 11am-1pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services for David will immediately follow at 1 pm. Rev. O. Douglas Tackett will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,

For those unable to attend, messages of sympathy may be left via David’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view David’s tribute video, click the link provided:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Sharon Emmer says:

    I am so sorry to hear this! Kenny was such a nice guy. I worked with him at Voisard when I was HR Manager. He always had a smile on his face. Prayers to his family!

  2. Linda “Hanlin” Iverson says:

    My sincere Condolences to everyone on the passing of David. What a truly wonderful & humble man he was. May all of you find comfort in the memories you have of David. Much love & prayers being sent to all.

  3. Chris thornsberry says:

    Kenny was a good person I always liked talking to him at wrk I sure am going to miss him at wrk he always made me laugh when I talked to him he was always a good freind he would help u with anything he could or he would explain how stuff was done thanks for all the memories Kenny

  4. Kent and Elaine Morrison says:

    We were both shocked to hear of his untimely passing. He was just the nicest man. Always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed by many.

  5. Jesse & JoAnn Moore says:

    Jamie I’m so sorry to hear this.
    I pray you all can have peace in the coming days.
    I love you honey
    If you need to talk or whatever I’m here to listen.

  6. Mike studer says:

    My condolences and prayers go out to Linda , Jamie , and the family. I worked with David over at Voisard for a # of years.

  7. Julie A Wells says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

  8. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Linda Jamie and Ashley and family. I was so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Pray for comfort and many precious memories in the days to come. God bless you. Love, Edna

  9. Melissa Brantlinger (Trowbridge) says:

    I’m so sorry to see that my wonderful cousin has passed. I have such great memories of trips to Ohio visiting family. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven with our Lord Jesus

  10. Kurt Magers says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Kenny passing away. Prayers for the family for strength and faith. I’ve know Kenny many , many years…always smiling.

  11. Save A lot Employees says:

    Altho most of us never got the chance to know Kenneth, we can only imagine what an amazing person he was by the way his family spoke of him. Losing someone that special will be hard, take solice In knowing he is never really gone, always with you, proud of you, and knowing one day you shall see each other again. To the stephans family and all who were close to Kenneth, we all at save a lot will be praying for you’re healing in the greving process.

    God bless,
    Save A Lot crew

  12. Marc/Beth Hartz says:

    Condolences and prayers to Linda and family. While it was many years since we last saw Dave , I enjoyed our talks about racing and family. Dave will be missed by many.

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