Jeremy Stevens remembered as hard working, kind-hearted person

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Kind words are pouring out from co-workers, family members and friends remembering Jeremy Stevens.

The longtime Carver Rec employee was killed in a crash Tuesday on I-26. He was known by many throughout our community, and tonight, Jeremy Stevens is missed by many more.

Through the years he has touched many lives, working at places like Daniel Boone High School and the Carver Recreation Center in Johnson City.

If there was one thing we learned about Jeremy Stevens after talking with family members, lifelong friends, and colleagues, its that he was one hard worker.

It is a work ethic his family says started at the Carver Recreation center at the age of five.

"He would sneak out of the house and go through the tunnel he would be down here, I would be looking for him," said Debra Mathes Crum.

Stevens would wander that way under the watchful eye of Herb Greenlee, Carver Center supervisor.

"He worked hard, if you gave him a job he would do it and you could trust in Jeremy, he had keys to open the building up at a young age," said Greenlee.

That hard work ethic also came with a big smile, as those at Daniel Boone High School says Stevens always made time to stop and say hello.

"He wouldn't just throw his hand up and keep walking, he would have conversation with you. He was full of life, and he had a huge heart," said Good.

Athletic Director at Daniel Boone, Danny Good is not the only one who was touched by Stevens kindness.

Varsity basketball coach Chris Brown says his positive attitude had a big impact on his players.

"He cared for our players he really did he was concerned how they were doing on the court, off the court, sincerely wanted to see them perform well," said Brown.

Even his family knew just how deeply he cared for those at Daniel Boone.

"He would not leave Daniel Boone, we tried to get him closer to home you know to work, but you know he just wouldn't leave, he just loved it out there," said Jerry Stevens.

It is that caring, and loving personality Steven's family says they will forever cherish.

"He just loved everything, he loved life," said Jerry Stevens.

Jeremy Stevens will also be recognized with a moment of silence before players from Daniel Boone and Science Hill take the field on Friday night.

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