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Obituary of Robert Gerald Steele
Robert Gerald Steele, 83, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 1:00pm at American Legion Cone Post 386 in Greensboro.
Mr. Steele (“Gerald”, “RG”, “Wichita”) was preceded in death by his wife Sheila, parents Dewey J. and Cora Mae Montgomery Steele, and his brother Rudolph Steele. He is survived by his brothers, Dewey J. “Jack” Steele Jr. of Greensboro, Rev. Jim Steele (Peggy) of Boones Mill, VA, Sam Steele (Sue) of High Point; sisters, Doris Cranford of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Sue Swaim (Marc) of Liberty; his four nieces, Emily, Karen, Amber, and Kelly; three nephews, Kevin, Mitch, and Matthew; and their extended families.
Mr. Steele was a graduate of Summerfield High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the US Air Force Security Forces in Alaska and Texas. He had a long career with Southern Bell (later Bell South and AT&T), installing and maintaining telecommunication systems up and down the East Coast. He was an avid golfer, billiards player, artist, and musician and was famous for his musical comedy routines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Cone Post 386, 1206 American Legion St, Greensboro, NC 27405. Pierce-Jefferson Lambeth Chapel is assisting the Steele family; online condolences may be offered at www.piercejeffersonfh.com.