Celebrating the life of Joseph William Steele
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May 29, 1942 – July 11, 2016
Dear brethren we have assembled this day in the spirit of love and remembrance. For hearts are stricken with an unspeakable grief and sadness has hovered upon Joseph's family and friends, but we are reminded that we are all living descendants of the Almighty and he shall never place more on us than we can bear. We have been blessed to have such a tender spirit among our lives. His presence shall surely be missed and shall forever remain in our hearts.
Joseph was called home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2016 at his home in Memphis, TN. Joe was born on May 29, 1942 and was a native of Mount Savage, MD. He was the son of the late, Herman Francis “Uncle Joe” and Della M. Noon Steele.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 17 years Margie Ann Steele; and brother-in-law Ellwood Kirby. Survived by his daughters Veronica M. Sims (Greg), Shanda J. Deatelhauser (Mark) & Angela D. Frankfort sons, John D. Rohrbaugh, Mark E. Rohrbaugh & Shane A. Rohrbaugh; along with several grandchildren.
Also survived siblings, Walter “Pete” Steele (Norma), Emma “Sissy” Kirby, George “Gummy” Steele (Gertie) & James “Cakey” Steele (Mildred "Cookie").
The family would like to give a special thanks to his long-time friends Lillian, Jannie & Fannie.
We would like to also thank Crossroads Hospice, the Wound Clinic staff, Dr. Koo, Ms. Margaret and Dr. Farest at the North Clinic for the all excellent care he received.
Joe is a retired military veteran of the United States Army, he also served 4 years in the United States Navy where he was a helicopter mechanic. He graduated from Mount Savage High School, and studied at the University of Maryland College. He was an avid outdoorsman and was known for his huge personality. He will be laid to rest at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, TN.
Serenity Funeral Home, 1638 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134. Tel. (901) 379-0861
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125