Stephen Leslie Eans age 65 of Auburn, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on January 29, 1955 to the late William Leslie Eans, Jr. and Margaret Pearl (McLevaine) Eans. Stephen was a member of the Walnut St. Baptist Church in Owensboro and attended New Friendship Baptist Church in Auburn.
Stephen was a loving father and papaw and was blessed with many friends he loved just like family. He graduated from Daviess County High School in 1973 where he played Football and was on the All City Football Team for two years in a row, was on the Track and Field team. He was a member of the Divers and Explorers Club where he explored caves, repelled and canoed, an excellent Baseball and Football Player and was a member of the Paddock Swim Club where he swam in competition at the breast stroke. He won the Kentucky State Archery Championship at age 10 and loved to hunt and fish with his father. He was an excellent pool shot having played many games of 8 ball with his father.
Stephen started working at the young age of thirteen working in tobacco then went to be a lifeguard at Millers Lake. He was an excellent Mechanic and worked at Snyders Aluminum Siding. He graduated from WKU in 1978 and started his own construction business then later moved to Key West, Fl. In 1982 he was hired as the 1st Industrial Technology Teacher at Logan County High School and to build and create the 1st Football team. He was an excellent Coach, Teacher and Woodworker. He was a collector, history researcher, boatman and Skier. He loved Rough River Lake where he spent much of his time in the house he built in 1978 with his family and friends.
Stephen is survived by his mother Margaret Eans of Owensboro, two daughters Leslie Eans (Richard Dickens) and Stevi Nichols (Josh) both of Bowling Green, a brother William Shane Eans (Hope) and a sister Bridget Eans both of Owensboro and a granddaughter Jade Elizabeth Leveronne.
Funeral services for Stephen Eans will be conducted Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:00 P.M in the Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel with Bro. Richey Gloyd officiating. Burial will be conducted Tuesday, at 11:00 A.M. in the Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation will begin Monday from 11:00 A.M. until funeral time at 4:00 P.M.
The family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart association or the Friends of Rough River Lake. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.