In Loving Memory
Virgil Lee Steed
September 24th 1937 – April 13th 2023
Born on September 24th, 1937, in a relative’s home in Childress, Texas, Virgil Lee Steed, affectionately known as “Bud” was the first-born son of Sally and Samuel Steed. He had four siblings: Margaret, Frank, David, and Gregory. He passed away on April 12th, 2023, at the age of 85 of a heart condition in his home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He is survived by his sons Shawn L Steed and Shaphen Johanes Parker, as well as his grandchildren Samuel James Steed, Tamika Rashelle Steed, Joshua Timothy Steed, McKenna Elizabeth Parker, and Logan William Parker.
He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1950 and traveled to Venezuela to serve where the need was great as a Bible teacher. He devoted most of his life to teaching and working as a social worker because he loved helping others, especially children with disabilities and those in need.
Virgil loved to travel every chance he got and he loved to visit with family and friends, living in Venezuela, California, and Oklahoma. He lived in Shingletown, California for many years before moving to Pawhuska. His fondest memories were taking care of the people that he loved, helping friends and relatives in their lives, and spending his later years taking care of his mother Sally Steed.
He came back to “his roots as a Christian”, as he lovingly put it, in 2020, returning to Jehovah and wanting more than anything to put him first in his life. He moved to Oklahoma to be with family and spent his days reading his Bible and remaining spiritual up built. He loved learning about wildlife, especially birds and plants. He enjoyed inviting friends to lunch at his favorite Mexican restaurant on Sundays. Virgil talked about his wonderful hope for the future of seeing his resurrected loved ones and he shared in his Christian ministry at every opportunity.
We offer our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to everyone who provided emotional and practical support for Virgil and his family during this difficult time. We are truly thankful for your love and prayers.
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