P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

James Lee Steele
April 15, 1940 - May 7, 2024

James Lee Steele

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James Lee Steele, age 84 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City, AR. He was born April 15, 1940, in Drew County, AR to the late James Henry Steele and Lula Mae Golden Steele.
He was a retired Arkansas Highway Department employee. James enjoyed tinkering in his shop, building things with his tools and watching the news, Andy Griffith, Dragnet and Amos & Andy. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Joann Steele; his second wife, Edith Louise Brixie Steele; children, Tony Frigault, James A. Tate, Steven M. Tate and Tony R. Tate; three brothers, Andrew, Richard and Chester Steele; and one sister, Annie Mae Steele.
Survivors include his children, Edith Marie Steele of Star City, Marie Rodela, Anita Halbert, Linda Pruitt, Mary G. Murphy, David E. Tate, Paul Tate, Paula L. Trotter and Deborah L. Carrington; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Saline Cemetery in Wilmar, AR. You can sign James' guestbook registry on this page.

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Visitation
Saturday, May 11, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Interment
Wilmar Cemetery
12th St.
Wilmar, AR  71675
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Condolences(3)

  1. JACKIE BECKHAM
    MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED AFRIEND JACKIE
  2. Marie Frigault Rodela
    God bless you Marie during this difficult time.
    I know your momma is so proud of you for taking such good care of James in these, his final years.
    Prayers for you and family. Love you,

    Marie and David Rodela
  3. Myla Sivils
    I am so sorry to hear of James passing... I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers..
    Aunt Alice sends prayers as well..
    I just know him, Edith and My Mom and Dad are up there eating a good meal and visiting like they did almost every Sunday..
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