December 2, 1991

Witt Stephens died of natural causes; he is buried at Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville (Grant County). A prominent businessman who founded Stephens Inc., Stephens played a major role in the economic development of the state through his post–World War II work with the natural gas industry. He established several gas companies within Arkansas and eventually became president and chairman of the board of Arkansas Louisiana Gas (ArkLa).

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