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).