Steven Ray Addlesee
1958 - 2015
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Steven Ray
August 10, 1958 -
January 22, 2015
Columbus, GA- Steven Ray Addlesee, 56, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1958, in Berlin, Germany to Ralph Allan Addlesee and the late Irene Kay Kunce. Steve was a graduate of Kendrick High School and received an Associates of Science degree from Phillips Jr. College. Steve was a self-employed comic book artist and writer. He had a passion for pro wrestling, comic books, and was an avid, Captain America fan.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 26, 2015 2:00-3:00 pm one hour prior to A Celebration of Steven's Life Service to be held Monday, January 26, 2015, 3:00 pm in The Mill Room of Striffler-Hamby,4071 Macon Rd. Columbus, GA, followed by a Committal Service at Parkhill Cemetery, with Pastor Gene Boyd officiating.
Along with his mother, Steven is preceded in death by two grandchildren; Hope Bobo and Bailey Bobo. He is survived by his father, Ralph Allan Addlesee of Columbus, GA; his wife of eight years, Ellen Addlesee of Columbus, GA; step-children Eric (Janet) Bobo of Waverly Hall, GA, and Scott (Amy) Bobo of Warm Springs, GA; and grandchild Claire Bobo of Waverly Hall, Ga.
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Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Jan. 25, 2015.
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February 2, 2015
I walked home from Eastway Elementary 4th, 5th, and 6th grades with Steven. He was in my class and we lived in the same neighborhood. We got to his house before we got to mine. He was his own man, even in elementary school, Steven stood out from the crowd. He was very talented at drawing and was obsessed with Scooby Doo. He could do all the voices and act out scenes from the cartoon, much to our teacher, Mrs. Parker's dismay. His light was so bright, he was even touching lives as a child. I hope his life was joyous and complete. I hope his spirit was always as free and fantastic as it was in 1968. God Bless.
Jenny Starling
February 1, 2015
I am so sorry for you are gone, it's hard to believe that so much time has gone bye that we had not spoken. May your passing be gentle into the good night and peace to your family knowing your go to a better place. God Bless and keep you.
Richard Guldin
February 1, 2015
We've gone through a lot, my friend. We've had a lot of laughs and gone through a lot of trials and tribulations. But, you were always the warrior and stuck it out, no matter what the challenge was. We created together, we worked together, we laughed together and we fought together. You will always be remembered, my friend, my brother.
Willie Peppers
January 30, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in John 11 : 25 and the many other promises in God's word that bring us comfort in our difficult times.
January 28, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in light of this tragic and shocking news. I had the distinct pleasure of making comics with Steve back in the 1980s when we were both young and unafraid. We collaborated on dozens of projects and I was always in awe of his talent and humanity. Our communication has been spotty over the past few decades, but I have always counted him as one of my friends, and was honored that he reciprocated those feelings. I will miss him -- it's as though a familiar guiding star in the vast night sky has suddenly dimmed and the firmament is diminished by its absence. I will miss you, my friend.
Mike Mitchell
January 28, 2015
I knew Steve such a long time ago. I had very different talents (I cannot draw at all), but enjoyed getting to know him and his circle of friends at NYAPA very much. He was always a loyal and fierce friend. I am saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Lenore Cowen
January 28, 2015
My sweet husband. You brought such love and laughter into my life. I will miss hearing your voice, seeing your face, and listening to those tall tales you loved to tell. Rest in peace and we will be together again one day. Love you!
Ellen Addlesee
January 28, 2015
The Wolverine who decided to call it a day. He was blessed to have his awesome wife, Ellen, who loved him unconditionally, and he loved her, his White Canary, till the end. May your love live on, till you meet each other again.
Steven, you carried on in life without bowing to anyone till the end. My respect to a unique, loving man whom many did not have the privilege to truly know. Rest in heavenly peace, dear old friend of 15 years.
January 27, 2015
Steve, Rest easy, my friend. Blessings to Family & Friends...
Ehren Ellerbee
January 27, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss.
Tim Wright
January 26, 2015
RIP Steve, and may your family be blessed during this time of grief.
Scott Robison
January 26, 2015
Our deepest condolences to Ellen, Eric, Janet, Amy and Scott. You are all in our prayers.
Lee & Diana Marion
January 26, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. Steve was a truly unique individual. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Bret S.
January 26, 2015
Deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in God's words at John 11:20-25
January 25, 2015
I would like to offer my condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. The pain experienced because of death can seem unbearable, please be comforted knowing that God loves you and he can make grief bearable. (Psalm 72:7 & 14). May you have the peace of God in your hearts to help you to cope and endure during this very difficult time. (Philippines 4:6 & 7)
January 25, 2015
RIP Steve
Rebecca Stoker
January 25, 2015
Very sorry for your loss.
Missie Knight
January 25, 2015
Dear Ellen, Please know you are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss!
Jan Williams
January 25, 2015
Can't believe that your gone I know we had our ups and downs but most of all you was a great guy and a great friend but I should have take the time to get to know you more praying for your family ellen, scott, and amy
Melody cordell
January 24, 2015
Godspeed on your way to the Rainbow Bridge, Steve. Cathy and I have many fond memories of our years together in X-Apa with you and hope the next grand adventure treats you well.
Tony Gervasio
January 24, 2015

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry Foundation
Bill Kieffer
January 24, 2015
RIP Steve! I'm praying for the family.
James Abbott
January 23, 2015
Praying for you & your family during this difficult time
Suzy Revell
January 23, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. I am praying that God will give you the comfort, peace, and strength that only He can provide.
Janie Entrekin Brooks
January 23, 2015
We love and miss you. You weren't just my father-in-law you were my dad. Your stories and jokes will be missed. Hug our babies for us.
Amy Bobo
January 23, 2015
I'm going to miss your stories the most, even if I've heard the same ones several times. I'm lucky to have an awesome drawing by you, which is going in a frame to be hung up and enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. I will treasure my comic books, all of which were signed by you. May you be at peace now.
tonya greene
January 23, 2015
The first time I saw Steve, he was walking down the hallway of Kendrick High School while toting a replica Captain America shield. I thought to myself: “I've GOT to meet this guy, I'll bet he's a hoot!”

Something told me that he and I were destined to become lifelong friends.

Steve was a man of simple means; a man who had high principles, and oh, the stories he could tell—he could keep you glued to the floor laughing for HOURS.

His love for family and friends was legendary—the man would break his back to help those he cared about; all he ever asked for in return is be faithful and keep in touch.

The world could learn a thing or two from the way Steve lived his life.

I am comforted by this thought on his untimely demise: his spirit, his soul, who Steven R. Addlesee is and was—is beautiful, and safely in God's loving arms.
Jeffrey Nix
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