Obituary of Larry E. Steele
Larry E. Steele passed away on his 73rd birthday on September 19, 2023 at the VA Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on September 19, 1950, the son of the late Shirley E. and Norma Steele. He is survived by his loving wife, Polly, celebrating 50 years of marriage on December 29, 2022. He is also survived by his children, he was so proud of, Andy (Jess) and Sarah (Bryan Morris) and his best buddy, his grandson, Arthur Morris. They all (and his family) loved him dearly and learned so much from him about family, love, faith, respect, and honor. Also surviving are his “favorite mother-in-law” Lois Holbert, sister, Linda Oster and brother, Jimmy Steele. Brothers-in laws who loved him like a brother: Jim (Collette), Steven, David (Lisa) Holbert. Nieces and nephews: Josh (Heather) Jack, Will and Charlie Holbert; Casey (Ben) Allison, Mary Kate Thrush; Jessica (John) Julian, Anthony and Dominick; Adam (Chelsea) Holbert, Caleb; Natasha Holbert, Jeff Oster, Vincent, Francesca and Samuel Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, James Holbert; sister-in-law Jody Holbert; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Donna Steele. He was a 50 year plus member of the Simpson Creek Baptist Church, where he faithfully served as an usher and a member of various committees. Larry graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1968. He enjoyed Tudor Tuesdays with a great group of guys that have been lifelong friends since childhood. He proudly served in the U.S. Army 1968-1972, after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was grateful to be honored to participate on the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2017. He worked building bridges throughout WV and surrounding states as a foreman. He was grateful for his time working with the local Lang Brothers in Bridgeport. In 2014, he retired from SMH Construction. He was an avid sports fan supporting BHS, WV Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. Larry was a devoted family man and will be remembered for the wonderful meals he cooked, that he was always ready to help those in need and volunteer his time. There wasn't much he couldn't fix or figure out. Larry’s faith was the cornerstone for the foundation of his life. Together, he and Polly built a legacy of love and loyalty for their family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to any organization supporting military veterans. The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 10 am until 1 pm at Simpson Creek Baptist Church, 231 West Philadelphia Ave, Bridgeport, WV 26330. A service of remembrance will take place in the church at 1 pm with Reverend Tom Horne and Reverend Dr. Sean Wegener officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.