Ronald Henry Steele

Ronald Henry Steele

October 17, 1934 - November 8, 2015

Mr. Ronald Henry Steele, 81, a lifetime resident of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday November 8th 2015, at his home.“Ronnie,” as he was known to friends, was born on October 17th, 1934 in Corbin.  As a young man, he joined the United States Air Force, and spent many years travelling the world.  It was during one of these travels, while stationed in the United Kingdom, that he met his wife of 57 years, Marguerite “Rita” Shaw Steele.  After his military service, he returned home to Corbin where he worked as both an optician and an orthodontist technician.  He spent his retirement years at home with his family, though he still found time to work as a DAV volunteer, driving veterans to and from the VA.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Starr Steele and Lora Rader Steele.  He is survived by his wife Marguerite Steele, his brother Darrell Steele, his children Sharon (Pete) Hurt, Daron (Martha) Steele, Tiami (Rick) Eaton and Kim (Winston) Pollard, as well as a large extended family in the United Kingdom.  “Poppy” also leaves behind seven grandchildren Tara (Jason) Dixon, Adam Eaton, Heather (Millard) Root, Jeff Eaton, Rebecca (Jeremie) Hays, Andrew and Deanna Pollard. Nine great-grandchildren, Hagen, Chase, A.J., Alex, Alyssa, Jadalyn, Jasmine, Aubrie, Carlie all of whom greatly mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 12, 2015, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Frost officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons.  Burial will follow in PineHillCemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour at 2:00 P.M. at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin. 

  • Darrell & Brenda Wyatt Meadors
    Posted at 14:43h, 10 November Reply

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Lynn Goins
    Posted at 16:49h, 10 November Reply

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you and your families.

  • Pete Shaw
    Posted at 19:31h, 10 November Reply

    Ron was a real gentleman and I was very proud and honoured to have known him and have him as my uncle. R.I.P. Ron you will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

  • Bev & Mitchell
    Posted at 02:02h, 12 November Reply

    We r sorry for ur loss. Our prayers for u and ur family!

  • Bev & Mitchell
    Posted at 02:03h, 12 November Reply

    We are sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Gayle and Evajane Green
    Posted at 11:36h, 12 November Reply

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad.

  • Juanita Dudley
    Posted at 15:44h, 15 November Reply

    To all of Ronnie’s family..I was sadden to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I didn’t know about it till late in the week..I send love and concern for all of you..May you keep God close to you, He will give you strength to get through this hard time.

  • jack
    Posted at 12:20h, 17 November Reply

    Please accept my condolences in your loss. We live in a world were we see so many loved ones fall asleep in death and may you find comfort and hope from the promises of our Heavenly Father -2 Corinthians 1 : 3,4 and John 5 : 21,28,29.

  • Karen Gregory Farris
    Posted at 06:20h, 22 November Reply

    May God give you and your family comfort and extraordinary strength for the days ahead. So sorry for your loss.

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