SPRING VALLEY — Thomas Joseph Stevens Jr., 25, of 212 W. Dakota St., Spring Valley, died Monday, May 13, 2013, in his home.
He was born June 23, 1987, in Peru to Tom and Connie (Marlett) Stevens.
He worked in maintenance and computer tech at the Spring Valley Nursing Center. He attended Illinois Valley Community College and loved computers and playing chess.
Surviving are his mother, Connie (Ron) Thompson of Spring Valley; his father, Thomas (Cristy) Stevens Sr. of Tonica; one son, Rylan Stevens; his best friend and mother of Rylan, Jolene Kaszynski of Peru; three sisters, Katherine (Justin) Carrier of North Carolina, Alayna Stevens of Tonica and Angelica Marlett of Spring Valley; four brothers, Joshawa (Katelyn Welsch)Thompson of Spring Valley, Alex Marlett of Spring Valley, Jeremiah Marsala of Spring Valley and Ryan Stevens of Tonica; one niece and nephew, Sophia and Landon; his paternal grandparents, Mel and Rose Stevens of Peru; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Hurst Funeral Home, LaSalle, with the Rev. Betty Delgado officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow and burial of his ashes will be at a later date in Miller Cemetery in Spring Valley.