Jacob Ryan Stephenson, known to friends and family as “Jake”, peacefully passed away on Nov. 1st 2017, at 29.


Born July 3,1988 in Little Rock, Jake arrived full of life, bringing joy to everyone around him. Jake graduated high school from Saint Paul in 2006 and later attended college in Mountain Home. Jake was a welder by craft but was known most for his unbelievable talent on the guitar. Traveling the states stage to stage, he made his presence known in the music industry. Jake was also a Christian whose faith shined bright.


Jake was a beloved son, father, husband, brother, grandson, and friend. Jake is survived by his Mother and Father (John and Buffy Stephenson), Father and Mother (John and Jackie Higgins), Wife (Nichole Stephenson), Son (Keaton Stephenson), Brothers (Lance Stephenson, Matt Higgins, Taylor Higgins), Sisters (Mackenzie Neumeier, Victoria Higgins), Grandparents (Paula Wilson, Tim and Wanda Stephenson) and much more loving family.


Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 6 at Smith – Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.


Arrangements by Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home. www.SmithFamilyCares.com