Jack Edwin Steele, Jr.
Jack Edwin Steele, Jr.
  • October 21, 1930 - July 7, 2017
  • Augusta, Georgia

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Jack Edwin Steele, Jr. formerly of Burlington, North Carolina and of Columbia, South Carolina went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017 after a long illness with Alzheimer’s disease at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Nursing Home in Augusta, Georgia.

He was the son of the late Jack Edwin Steele and Juanita Ephland Steele and the husband of Mary Katherine Edwards Steele of Irmo, South Carolina, who survives. He is further survived by his children, Judy Carol Steele Black and her husband Tom Black of Greenwood, Arkansas, and Jack Edwin Steele, III and his wife, Carol Felter Steele of Woodstock, Georgia, by his grandchildren, Christopher Steele, Brandon Steele and Allison Steele, also of Woodstock, Georgia; by his brother, Charles Thomas (Tommy) Steele and his wife, Barbara Johnson Steele of Burlington, and by his niece, Teresa Steele Ibarra and his nephew, C. Thomas Steele, Jr., both of Burlington.

He was born October 21, 1930 and was a 1949 graduate of Burlington High School and a 1957 graduate of North Carolina State College and was a Professional Engineer who worked for Western Electric Company, General Electric Company and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. He also worked for several years on NASA’s Gemini project. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a radioman on the heavy cruiser USS Newport News, the battleship USS Missouri and the battleship USS Wisconsin during the Korean War. He was HAM radio operator and enjoyed researching family genealogy.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Eternal Savior, was blessed to be married to a woman of faith, and was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted by the Reverend Dr. Timothy Phillips and will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home Dutch Fork Chapel at 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, South Carolina 29063 at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 20, 2017, with a visitation preceding the service at 10:00 am.

A committal service and burial will be held at Bush River Cemetery at 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29212. Memorials may be made to: Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Boulevard, Irmo, South Carolina 29063.