James Steele

James R Steele

Friday, December 22nd, 1944 - Friday, December 25th, 2020
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Mr. James R Steele,age , 76 of McMinnville, Tennessee passed from this life on Friday, December 25, 2020, at Saint Thomas MidTown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

James was born Friday, December 22, 1944 in McMinnville, Tennessee.He was the husband of Barbara Steele. Parents the late Flavil and Vergie
( Davenport) Steele Gilley.

James served in the US Air Force and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a factory Worker where he retired from Yorozu in McMinnville, Currenly teaching at maintenance at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville TN.

Survivers are wife of 50 years Barbara (Neal )Steele of McMinnville TN.,two sons, Jamie and wife Sonya Steele of McMinnville TN, Chris Mason of McMinnville TN, one Daughter, Lesa and husband Larry Delong of McMinnville TN, two brothers, David and Laurel Steele of Chattanooga TN, Carl Steele of McMinnville TN, two sisters, Carolyn and George Patterson of McMinnville TN, Shirley and Tony Rymer of North Carolina.

Three grandchildern, Darren and Crystal Delong, Beth, William Delong all of McMinnville TN.
Seven great grandchildern, Sawyer Delong, Kayleigh Delong, Liam Delong, Lexie Delong, Riley Greene, River Greene, Harper Rust all of McMinnville TN. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many friends also survive.

Preceded in death by, Parents Flavil and Vergie (Davenport) Steele Gilley, one brother Bill Steele, one sister, Brenda Blackburn.

A Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery located at 5201 Manchester Hwy. Smartt, Tennessee 37378 with the Darren Delong officiating. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Smartt, TN.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    5201 Manchester Hwy.
    Smartt, TN 37378
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    Darril Delong
  • Interment

    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    5201 Manchester Hwy
    Smartt, TN 37378
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Shirley Rymer

Posted at 02:09pm
As Laurel and I were reflecting yesterday, we both had been thinking about how Bobby always had a smile on his face. Even though we did not get to see him often, that is only one of the things that we will miss. We love you all and know that you are and will be in our prayers. We love you.
Shirley Rymer

Claire and Bobby Moon

Posted at 07:09am
Our deepest condolences.
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Bennett Blair

Posted at 07:44pm
So Sorry Jamie. James was very professional and was my friend at Yorozu. I will be thinking and praying for comfort for your family at this difficult time. Love Benny & Kathy

Angel Cantrell, Inventory control

Posted at 01:42pm
With deepest sympathy for you and your family.
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