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Roy Steelman

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YADKINVILLE — Mr. Roy Arnold Steelman, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Yadkin Nursing Center. Mr. Steelman was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Yadkin County to Arnold and Alma Dobbins Steelman. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII after graduating from Yadkinville High School. Mr. Steelman was a lifelong member of Deep Creek Friends Meeting, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. He served with the Friends Disaster Services and was a long time president and member of the Yadkin County Farm Bureau Board. In addition to his parents, Mr. Steelman was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Hobson Steelman; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank (Susan) Steelman; and a brother-in-law, Roy Coe. He is survived by three sons, Rick (Sharon) Steelman, Terry (Sonja) Steelman, and Don (Pam) Steelman; seven grandchildren, Alex and Spencer Steelman, Rebekah (Jon) Vermeer, Seth and Caleb Steelman, and Ashlyn and Rhett Steelman; two sisters, Dot Coe and Ina Sheek; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Deep Creek Friends with the Rev. Georgiann Hartline and the Rev. Randy Quate officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by Yadkin VFW Post 10346 and NC National Guard Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gentry Funeral Service in Yadkinville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deep Creek Friends Meeting, c/o Brenda Shore, 3300 Roundhill Road Boonville, NC 27011. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the staff of Yadkin Nursing Center for all the love, care, and support given to Mr. Steelman. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Steelman family.


Published in The Yadkin Ripple from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2014
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