Statler Lester Steven "Steve" Statler, 64 of Reynoldsburg, OH entered heaven on Friday, December 6, 2013. Steve was born on July 2, 1949 in Flint, MI to Lester Statler and Betty Statler (Sparks). Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University of Oxford, OH, as well as graduate studies in Photogrammetry and Ground Control from The Ohio State University. He held a CPSM (Certified Professional Service Marketer) as well as SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) certifications. Steve is preceded in death by his father Lester Statler, step-mother Lee Statler, mother Betty J. Sparks and step-father James C. Sparks. He is survived by his most beloved daughters, Christina R. Statler and Allison R. Statler of Logan, WV; siblings Marc Statler and wife Almira of Roanoke, VA; James Sparks and wife Kimberley of Louisville, KY and June Strow (nee: Sparks) and husband Michael of Powder Springs, GA. He is also survived by his nieces and nephew, Nicole Sparks, Brittney Sparks, Jonathan Strow and Alexandra Strow; as well as loving aunts, uncles and many, many cousins. A celebration of Steve's life will be held at Eastside Grace Brethren Church located at 7510 E Broad St in Blacklick, OH. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 9 followed by the service at 7 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV on Thursday, December 12 at 12 noon. Donations can be made to the Eastside Grace Brethren Church in memory of Steve. Arrangements under the care of COTNER FUNERAL HOME, Reynoldsburg. Messages may be sent to his family at www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 9, 2013
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