Jarvis Steed

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Jarvis Lacy Steed, age 89, of Conroe, Texas went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Theresa Jean Steed on August 10, 2016. Jarvis passed away peacefully in the presence of friends and family. Jarvis was born in Kennard, Texas on October 21, 1927.

Jarvis was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Theresa Jean Steed, parents Charles Lovelace and Minnie Maude English Steed, brothers and sisters, Cloyce Steed, Mozelle Steed Thomas, Marcus Steed, Margaret Steed Williams, Donna Sue Steed Curry, and Mack Steed.

Jarvis is survived by his three loving daughters, Judy Karen Steed and husband Mike Somers of Nashville, TN, Pamela Steed Palermo of Conroe, TX, and Kim Steed West and husband Monte West of Montgomery, TX. Sister, JoAnne Steed Holcomb of Crockett, TX, and brother, Ray Steed of Kennard, TX.

Jarvis has 8 Grandchildren. Kristin and husband Kevin Montgomery of Nashville, TN, Kips Somers of Nashville, TN, Kandace and husband Bradley Malone of Chattanooga, TN, Lauren Wiesner and husband Todd Blackmon of Conroe, TX, Falon and husband Chad Jones of Dallas, TX, Lacy and husband Brent Fischer of New Braunfels, TX, Megan and husband Wade Stultz of Montgomery, TX, and M. Ryan West of Montgomery, TX.

Jarvis has 14 Great Grandchildren. Kelsey, Kody and Kooper Montgomery, Kennedy and Scarlett Malone, Saige Wiesner, Nicolas Hunter, Olivia and Alexander Jones, Gage, Casen and Reese Fischer, and Adalyn and Jarvis Stultz.

Jarvis was lovingly cared for by Michelle "Cheech" Bonello, Keesha Ellis, Tani Jacques, Rueben and Lisa, in the comfort of his home.

Jarvis graduated from Kennard High School. He then enlisted in the US Navy in 1945, ranked as Machinist, 2 nd Class, serving on the U.S.S. Maumee, U.S.S. Sabine and U.S.S. Bagley. Upon honorable discharge as a WWII veteran, Jarvis attended the Southern College of Fine Arts in Houston, TX graduating in 1956, with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education. Jarvis taught public school music education in Orchard, Eldorado and Sonora, TX. Jarvis's leadership led the music program to State and All State accolades. Jarvis left the education industry to pursue a business in building, construction and manufacturing, launching Steed Tile Company in 1967. Jarvis retired in 2014, after years of development in communities to include Houston 1960, Sugarland, Katy and The Woodlands, TX.

Jarvis was a Master Mason and a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Dee Ora No. 715, and Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge No. 783, for 54 years. Jarvis earned his 32 nd degree of the Scottish Rite, in 1976, and became a member of the Arabian Temple and Shriners in 1977. Jarvis was a member of the Montgomery Methodist Church.

Jarvis willingly supported the International Refugee Committee serving in the resettlement and sponsorship of 30 Vietnamese in 1974, providing housing and jobs, teaching a vocational craft in which many remained employed with Steed Tile for over 40 years.

Jarvis will be remembered by many for his energy and upbeat spirit, his genuine kindness, friendliness and dedication to helping others, and a strong devotion and love for his wife, Theresa and their daughters and grandchildren. A friend quoted today, "The world would be a lot better if there were lots of Lacy Steeds." Jarvis will be greatly missed.

Graveside service will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Garden Park Cemetery, 801 Teas Rd., Conroe, in the Mausoleum at 10:30am with a reception to follow.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Aug. 16 to Aug. 29, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
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