Dru Stephenson, 85, of Jasper died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday,  at the funeral home.

A native of Vidor, he lived in Vidor for73 years before moving to Jasper 12 years ago. Dru served his country in the Army during World War II. He was a Vidor City Council Member, Vidor City Mayor, and a member of the Vidor School Board. Dru was a 50+ year member of the Vidor Masonic Lodge #1286. 

Dru was preceded in death by his first wife, Dot Stephenson.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Phelps Stephenson of Jasper; daughters, Linda Jones and husband, Dewey of Vidor, and Cynda Larson of Basalt, Colo.; “adopted” sons, Charles Young and Roy Young and his wife, Barbara, all of Beaumont; stepsons, Jim Phelps of Livingston, Larry Phelps of Durango, Colo., and Lloyd Phelps of Austin; stepdaughters Sandy Martin of Houston, and Bonnie Farr of Buna; sisters, Joyce Chesser and Jeanell Peveto, both of Vidor; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 755 S 11th St, Ste 212, Beaumont, TX., 77701.