February 13, 2023

William "Gary" Stem, 70, of South Fulton, TN went peacefully to the Lord on the evening of February 11, 2023 at Baptist Health of Paducah, Ky..

Gary was born on June 11, 1952 to William Gordon "Billy" Stem and Hattie Mozell Isbell.

He grew up on the family farm with his beloved grandparents, Buddy and Mama Iris. Gary was a 1971 graduate of South Fulton High School. He then continued his life in agriculture by working at Browder Grain Company followed by Reams Farms, where he continued his 30+ year career.

Throughout his life, Gary has also been a carpenter. He loved woodworking, and he gifted many cherished items to his family and friends. Gary was a member of Walnut Grove Church. He dearly loved his family, friends, and people of the community. Many folks knew him as, "Paw Paw."

Gary was preceded in death by many family members, including his grandparents- Buddy and iris Stem, parents- William Gordon "Billy" Stem and Hattie Mozell Isbell, three sisters- Mabel Hicks, Sue Workman, and Sandy Stem, an aunt- Virginia "Dinky" Smithson, a grandson-Keiden Campbell, and a dear old friend- Tommy Hooper.

Gary is survived by his wife of 41 years- Lisa Campbell Stem, children- Cody Stem, Heather Campbell, Samirae Campbell, and Alison (Josh) Clement, grandchildren- Madison Puckett, Kingston Walsh, Jaxon Campbell and Ada Clement.

Memorial services will be held at Walnut Grove Church in South Fulton, Tenn. on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2023 until the hour of service.

Hornbeak Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.