William “Bill” Steele passed away on Oct. 6, 2021, in Niceville, Fla.
Bill was born in Patterson, N.J., on July 25, 1945, to William Steele and Dorothy Wesley. His father was a public servant in the New Jersey community, and Bill followed that path later in his life as well. Bill served his country in the Air Force during Vietnam and married his wife of 40 years, Jeanine Steele, on July 26, 1981, in Boulder Colo.
He was the Dad and loving Father of Melanie Steele of Cumming, Ga., David Steele of Denver Colo., and Nikki Davis of Niceville, Fla.
Bill was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years. During that time, he served the Sylva Post Office for 10 years and lived in Franklin and Highlands.
Bill was to be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery near Pensacola Fla., on Nov. 24.
Condolences may be sent to Bill’s surviving wife, Jeanine Steele, at 114 Perdido Circle, Niceville FL 32578.