David Lancaster Steele, Sr., 83, of Henderson County passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Mr. Steele was a native of Buncombe County and a resident of Henderson County for 53 years. He was a son of the late James Lancaster and Anna Mae Finfrock Steele. He is also preceded in death by his first wife Coleen T. Steele.
David graduated from Lee Edwards High School in Asheville and Western Carolina University. He retired from General Electric Lighting Systems in Hendersonville and was a member of Reformation Presbyterian Church. Mr. Steele served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sargent and Radio Tech. He was a member of the American Legion #77 and involved with the local Republican Party for years.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn A. Steele; daughters, Wanda Freeman and her husband Ron, Margie Maxwell and her husband Mickey, Pam Conner and her husband Mike, Jamie Sprouse and her husband Jimmy; son David Steele, Jr. and his wife Micki; step-daughter, Leasa Goodwin; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Steele; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and a memorial service will be at 3:00 pm Saturday at Reformation Presbyterian Church. Reverend Matthew Lucas will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Alln Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Reformation Presbyterian Church, 120 7th Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org).
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I love u papa
Oh dear family I will certainly pray for you all, sorry you lost your Dad. Your parents included Paul and I and both our children in the family fold. I am sorry I could not attend services I wanted to but I had only been home a day or so from a hospital stay of 2weeks. I was so weak. Paul and Tiffany came to also pay respect from me I was at Grandma’s memorial And I wanted to be there for yours too. So please everyone know i loved you just as
much, I am sorry I didn’t make it. I loved you both. Family you are all in my prayers, lean on each other and grow closer to keep the Family close because they raised you that way and were so proud! Many thoughts and prayers for all. To his spouse left behind I pray God ease your pain and your loss, God bless you.
The staff of the Community Foundation wish to express our condolances to the family of David Steele. Our thoughts are with you.
We are very sorry for your loss praying for peace in your difficult days ahead
Dave was one the people that always wanted to be helpful to everone around him. He was a great help to me during my time with him at GE. I enjoyed my conservations with him and had high respect for him
i see my mommy forget to sign her name right! I will be born in Feb. I am due on the 20th. mommy will tell memories to me. love Kelly Nicole Steele Watkins <---------my mommy
PaPa I love you and miss you, I pray everynite and I will pray for all of us.
love Mercedes Artison-Steele
Papa I am just four but Mommy tells me all good memories she has. I never got to meet you but I know you love me too. Cause I bet you are sitting in heaven looking down on me. i am sad cause I don ‘t like to see my mommy upset but she talks to me. I know you are with Jesus. Love Alanna
Papa you are the greatest man, I know when I was a Teen I made some choices that disappointed you and For that I am also sad. But you and G’ma still gave me unconditional love. I am far from perfect but only God is perfect I just do the best I can. You were loving grandparents and I learned Many lessons from you, Thought I pay attention? I really did. My heart is lonely for your comfort, sorry for trouble I must have been. I have felt like I the black sheep, but I know that’s not so. Papa you have helped me out of some rough times. Thank you again and again. I just wish I would have had more time with you both, but I know that you know I love you both so hard and will miss you so bad. Memories of childhood will beforever in my heart. I love all the family. our Loss is Heavens gain I am so glad you are free from pain. I pray for my whole family for the loss. A part of me is empty but my memories keep you andG’Ma in my heart. I named you PaPa and everyone else picked it up and you were PaPa. I missed alot and still do but oneday sweet papa i will meet you in Heaven with Gma, and Great G’ma all these things i missed out on will no longer be. I am just me, loud, tell it the way I see it but you and G’ma excepted me for me. When God calls me home watch for me I will be flying for ya’ll to welcome me I will be home. I pray for acceptance on earth cause family is all any of us have and I hope this brings our family together! PaPa I love and miss you. Carolyn I have not had the chance to get to know you but you loved my PaPa and that means alot to me. Thank you and i am sorry you lost your spouse. Prayers to all Nikki