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William “Bill” Henry Steele
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 16, 1925
  • Date of passing: Apr 7, 2012
Let the memory of Bill be with us forever

William “Bill” Henry Steele, 86, a former resident of Butner and longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, April 7th at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford.

A native of Durham County the son of the late Henry James and Esther Louise Ladd Steele. He was a navy veteran of WWII , a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Henderson, loved working in woodcrafts and retired from Nello Teer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 11th at Sharon Baptist Church by Rev. Vernon Wilkerson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Louise Evelyn Bowen, two daughters, Billie Steele Claiborne(Danny) , Cheryl Steele Dean(Donnie) all of Oxford, a step-son, Dwayne Griffin(Pam) of Oxford, three grandchildren, Bryan Jones, Jessica  and Jessie Englebright, step-grandchildren, Robert and Edward Griffin and Leanne Griffin. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lucinda Hobgood and two sisters, Phyllis Fields and Mary Green.    

Flowers accepted or contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011 , Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Visitation 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday evening , April 10th 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home of his daughter, Billie Claiborne, 3578 Goose Run, Oxford, NC 27565.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Steele family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cheryl Dean on 16th April 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Daddy!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU but I will never forget you.... On this day you will be in my heart like all the other days....I know you are watching down on my and keeping me safe. I dearly MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!!!!! RIP DADDY until I see you again.......Love your BABY GIRL........."

This tribute was added by Billie Claiborne on 11th April 2012

"Daddy you was a great wonderful dad whom I did all I could do for you,but now you left me.You are not gone to be with your family.One day we will be together again.LOVE &Miss you daddy!
RIP daddy!!!"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Dean on 10th April 2012

"Daddy you was a WONDERFUL dad to me. I will MISS YOU but you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. You will always live in My Heart and we will be together again one day. RIP daddy.......I LOVE YOU!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by LeAnne Griffin on 10th April 2012

"You were an amazing man grandpa. I will never forget all the wonderful times we spent together. Thank you for always being there for me. You will never be forgotten. I love you so much.I can't wait to see you again some day."

This tribute was added by Bunnie Ramsey on 9th April 2012

"I  hope that you can rest in peace after your long journey in this life. May God bless this family."

This tribute was added by tammy medlin on 9th April 2012

"i didn't know you. but u are a child of God. so i guess you are my brother in that way. i day we will see you on heavens streets of gold. you will never be forgotten."


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