Piland, Stephen DeWayne Born on May 7, 1965, of Mesquite, Texas, was killed in a car accident on Friday, June 28, 2013 at age 48. He was driving from Fort Collins, Colorado to Texas for his family reunion. Steve was a loving dad, son, brother and friend who lived his life to the fullest. Those who knew him were blessed by his fun-loving spirit, his engaging stories and his crazy antics. Steve was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Piland; his grandmothers, Beatrice Struck and Helen Pepper; his uncle, Billy Durr; and his cousin, Michael Durr. He will be missed by his parents, John and Andrea Piland; his brothers, Patrick and Chris Piland; sisters-in-law, Susan Piland and Wanessa Wight; his sons, Leland Sawyer and Nick Piland; his daughter-in-law, Gina; his granddaughter, Adalyn Sawyer; his niece, Valerie Piland; his nephew, Jack Piland; his aunt, Avis Durr; his cousin, Michelle Borden and her husband Cary along with their children Travis Durr and Tabitha Borden; as well as many more family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1pm at Sunnyvale Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas. A reception will follow the service to celebrate Steve's life.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 4, 2013