Stephen Clay Voland
Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stephen Clay Voland, born July 30, 1967 passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 after over a year and a half battle with a rare cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Terri Bailey Voland and their dog, Eddie, both of Lenoir City; his son, Josh Clay Voland, currently in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Polk, La., and his daughter, Elisa Marie Voland, currently attending Baylor University in Texas. He is also survived by his mother, Judith Voland, of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Christy Voland of Knoxville, and a dear friend, Mark Jenkins, of Lenoir City.
He was preceded in death by his father James Voland.
Steve served more eight years in the U.S. Army as an EOD team leader, at various locations throughout the U.S. and overseas.
After leaving the military he pursued a civilian career in the UXO field where he worked at EOD Technology Inc. for more than 15 years. He earned his way through the ranks to serve as senior vice president of operations where he oversaw the general managers of the company's business units, and supervised the corporate operations and logistics managers. His last year with the company he was appointed as the chairman of the board of advisors. This fall he decided to follow his heart and open Voland Bait & Tackle in Lenoir City.
Receiving of friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Wagnon officiating. A private burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Stephen Voland Research Endowment Fund, in support of neuro-oncology, at Vanderbilt University. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
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