Stephen Denton Carruth

~~Lovingly written by the family~~

Stephen Denton Carruth, 77 years of age, was born in Long Beach, California and resided in Joplin, Missouri. Stephen passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021 after an extended illness. Stephen was a Marine who loved his country. He enlisted May 4, 1964, after serving 3 years and 20 days for our beloved country and fighting in the Vietnam War, he was honorably discharged May 24, 1967. He was also a proud member of the Combat Vets motorcycle club. Stephen will be dearly missed and always remembered by his family and friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents and late wife Mary Lou. They were married on May 14, 1987, she went to be with our lord in Heaven in August 2014. After 27 years of marriage and 7 years after her passing Stephen was still as in love and faithful to Mary as he was the day they got married. He is survived by 3 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Stephen is to have a tradition graveside service at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri, with full military honors on Tuesday August 24, 2021 at 2 pm in the afternoon. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory of Joplin, Missouri.

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