Funeral Arrangements for NCPD Captain Joseph Stephens

//Funeral Arrangements for NCPD Captain Joseph Stephens

Funeral Arrangements for NCPD Captain Joseph Stephens

2017-05-04T09:09:11+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Local Police News|14 Comments

On May 1, 2017, Joseph I. Stephens, Jr., entered into eternity with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born on November 24, 1958, in New Braunfels, TX and resided in Moncks Corner, SC. Joseph was a man of integrity and he loved God, his family, and his country. He served in the United States Army from 1976-1980. Joseph recently retired as a Captain of the North Charleston Police Department where he proudly served from 1993-2016. Joseph had a degree in Criminal Justice and graduated from the Southern Police Institute and earned the title as class Chaplain. He was a part of various teams which included: S.P.E.E.D., S.W.A.T. and Honor Guard. He also held various positions such as Supervisor and Commander of S.W.A.T., Captain of the Central Bureau and he trained civilian personnel on Active Shooter Training. Joseph had a love and passion for teaching safety to police officers and those in the community.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Rita; his daughters, Keeley and Shala Stephens; his brother, Wesley (Karen) Stephens; and two sisters Karrie (Harry) Haskell and Rhonda (Robert) Stirewalt. He was pre-deceased by his father, Joseph Stephens, Sr. and his mother, Bonnie Bishop.

Joseph was loved dearly and will be missed greatly.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Northwood Church, 2600 North Main Street, Summerville, SC at 2:00 pm. The interment will follow in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Zion Road, Dorchester. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.


Wednesday, May 03
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road North Charleston, SC 29406

Thursday, May 04
2:00 PM

Northwoods Church

2600 North Main Street Summerville, SC 29483


Thursday, May 04

Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery-Dorchester

Zion Road Dorchester, SC 29437

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  1. Iain Paterson
    Iain Paterson May 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

    RIP brother. Condolences to the family and colleagues

  2. Ian Rodgers
    Ian Rodgers May 3, 2017 at 8:36 am


  3. Sherry Williams Dalbec
    Sherry Williams Dalbec May 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I’m deeply saddened. Prayers for his family.

  4. Raymond Wright
    Raymond Wright May 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

    RIP Brother

  5. Suzie Petras
    Suzie Petras May 3, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Very saddened to hear this news.He was a wonderful person. Praying for his family..

  6. Pamela Dobbs
    Pamela Dobbs May 3, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Prayers for family and friends.

  7. Patrice Watkins Wilkinson
    Patrice Watkins Wilkinson May 3, 2017 at 9:56 am

    So sad to hear. He was a great man! Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family and friends. RIP Joe ❤

  8. Janet Winter
    Janet Winter May 3, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Sending prayers for his family…so sad R.I.P JOE STEPHENS??

  9. Gail Thompson Morse
    Gail Thompson Morse May 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

    His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Joseph!!

  10. Felicia Simmons
    Felicia Simmons May 3, 2017 at 11:48 am


  11. Shelly Blankenship
    Shelly Blankenship May 3, 2017 at 11:51 am

    So sorry for your loss Rhonda Stephens Stirewalt…..

  12. Debbie Amick
    Debbie Amick May 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm


  13. Katherine McClellan Jones
    Katherine McClellan Jones May 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Prayers to family and friends may God be with them and bring them piece.

  14. Danielle Renee
    Danielle Renee May 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Thinking of the entire Stephens family today! Thank you for your service cousin Joe! You had the best personality and will never be forgotten. Thinking of his immediate family today. xoxo

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