Donald G. SteeleJanuary 8, 1938 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 79)
Donald Gordon Steele, 79, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 surrounded by his children. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church followed by a reception in the Christian Life Center. Mr. Steele’s remains will be placed in the Memorial Garden at Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro, NC later the same day.
Don was preceded in death in 2012 after 53 years of marriage by his wife Wilma Pinkerton Steele. He is survived by his daughter Cheri Stalls and husband Lloyd of Wilmington, son Greg Steele and wife Jane of Greenville; grandchildren Charli Saxon and husband Holton, Matt Steele and wife Kirstie, Maggie Stalls, Emily Steele and Drew Steele; Wilma’s brothers Dennis Pinkerton of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hank Pinkerton and wife Celeste of Bayville, NY; many nieces and nephews and his loving dog Sophie.
Don, known to some as Herb, was born in Albion, NY to the late Edna and Clarence Steele on January 8, 1938. He graduated from Albion High School and earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Don worked in various capacities in the accounting and telephone industries before retiring from Sprint. He and Wilma were very active in church and civic organizations in each of the communities they lived including Junior Achievement, Rotary, Boy Scouts and served as a Deacon and Elder in the various Presbyterian churches they attended. He and Wilma helped create Wake Forest Presbyterian Church JOY (Just Older Youth) group and Don enjoyed helping count the offering and welcoming visitors at church, delivering Meals on Wheels, and he will be missed for his energy and leadership in all his endeavors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest NC 28587 or Wake Forest Rotary Foundation, P. O. Box 1126 Wake Forest, NC 27588.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center Wake Forest, NC (919-556-5811)