Mr. Archie "Bob" Lee Steele, age 89, of 2523 Charlotte Hwy., died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. He was born March 29,1923 in Union County, NC. The son of the late Roy Sinclair Steele and Nora Therrell Steele, was the husband of 59 years to the late Mary Ross Cauthen Steele. Mr. Steele retired from Masonry Contractors, Inc. and Lancaster County Recylcing Center and was a member of Taylors Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Steele served our great country in the United States Marine Corps in thePacific during World War II with the 1st division, 1st Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, K Company. He fought in the battles of Cape Gloucester (New Britain), Peleliu and Okinawa.
Mr. Steele is survived by 2 sons, Danny Ross Steele and his wife Pat and Terry Lee Steele and wife Brenda, both of Lancaster; a brother, Herman E. Steele and his wife Janette of Lancaste; 4 granddaughters, Greta Qualls of Charlotte, Hollie West of Lugoff, Amanda Steele of Great Falls, and Lori Wright of Lancaster; and 8 great grandchildren, Alexander Jackson, Yadon and Naz Qualls, Jasmine and Kati Huey and Jonathan Steele Cladwell, Andrew and Koty Wright.
Mr. Steele was preceeded in death by a brother, Earl Steele, and 2 sisters, Christine Schwartz and Myrtle Howie.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mr. Steele was held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Taylors Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Tommy Howell and Rev. Mike Hammond.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Taylors Grove Baptist Church, Building Fund or Hospice of Lacnaster, 902 W. Meeting St., Suite A, Lancaster, SC 29720 or Wayne T. Patrcick Hospice, 2275 India Hook, Rock Hill, SC 29372. An online reigster is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyfunerals.com.
Harltey Funeral Home and Crematory of Lacnaster, S.C. (803) 283-2100) is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Steele.