Raymond “Ray” Haslett Steele, 81, of Coalton, passed away peacefully Monday, December 6, 2021. He was born June 1, 1940, in Coalton, Ohio to the late George H. and Olive H. Frisby Steele.
He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Roger Dean Steele and Kinda Sue Brown, Donald Tyson Conger, Jensia Rae Steele and Kaylee Skye Cardwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant sister, Juanita, and his brothers: Rodney and Roger Steele.
Raymond was a graduate the Coalton High School Class of 1958 and served honorably in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, horseman and carpenter. Family and friends with whom he was very close were his good friend, Donna Enderle; his niece, Tina Steele (deceased 2008); his nephew, Harley “Jimmy” Steele; his dear friends: Tom Lykins, Lanny Perry Dave and Jamie Pendry, Donna Gray, Annabelle Brown, Ben Sowards and Ronnie Manning. The family is especially grateful to Raymond’s cousin, Jennifer Ousley Pittman, for her selfless care of Raymond over the past year.
Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Raymond’s favorite charity, St Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com