Michael William Steedman of Savoy, Texas passed away on March 20, 2019, at the age of 69. He was born on June 5, 1949, to William Seth Steedman and Jewel Elizabeth (Redwine) Steedman in Knox City, Texas. Michael married Nelda McCannon on August 30, 1985 in Savoy, Texas.
Michael graduated from Savoy High School in 1967. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Air Force. After serving in Vietnam, he earned his B.A. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Mike was Maintenance Supervisor with the City of Savoy, Water and Waste Management Department for many years. He was known for his easy-going manner and specifically his enjoyment of people. Mike never met a stranger.
He had a passion for camping and fishing with his family graduating from a tent, cab over and finally a 35-foot travel trailer with slide outs. As a family, they often traveled to Branson. Mike was celebrated as a “human GPS”, once going to a destination, he could always return. They had many fun times together as a family. He loved games. He excelled at dominoes, enjoying the interaction with other players, and especially loved winning. He regularly won trophies on Thursday evening at the Bells Snap Center playing dominoes.
Mike was a Christian man who trusted Jesus at an early age. He was a member of First Baptist Church Savoy. He adored his family and loved their times together. He picked on and lovingly teased his kids, grandkids and other members of his family.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Nelda Steedman of Savoy, Texas; children, Christina Steedman and Paul Steedman of Sulphur Springs, Angela Woodson and husband Keith Wardlow, Cynthia LaFoy and husband Chad, Charla Tedder and husband Dave all of Savoy; grandchildren, Blace Walker, Emily LaFoy and Evan LaFoy all of Savoy; mother, Judy Steedman of Savoy; sisters, Deana Taylor and husband George of Savoy; Joyce Kugle of Henderson; mother-in-law, Lartharee McCannon of Savoy; and numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Steedman.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel, 754 State Hwy 56 East, Bells, Texas 75414. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Savoy, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mullican-Little Funeral Home.
Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s death. My prayer are with you as you travel this valley with God by your side.
So sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good man. I will miss him coming into the Post Office and opening his box and knocking on the wood and asking if anybody was home. He was always smiling. He will be greatly missed. May GOD bless,comfort and give y’all peace. ❤
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Billy Bob & LaJuana
You were always there for me when I asked. I love you and I will miss you.
Sorry we could not be there, but you are in ours prayers and thoughts.
Bob & Kay Tidwell
Juju this is Johnny. Mike and I were great friends back in the old Benjamin days. I’m sorry we didn’t keep up as we grew older but I have some really good memories of him when we were kids.
Sorry for ur loss praying for y’all. Sorry we couldn’t get to make it.
Praying peace, comfort and strength for family. We enjoyed visiting with him when he stopped by to visit our Mother, Dorothy Muncy.