September 13, 1942 ~ September 29, 2008
Born in: Nabo, WV,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Howard Ray Steele, 66, of Hidden Acres Drive, Asheville, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at Mission Hospitals. A native of Nabo, WV, Mr. Steele was a son of the late Walter Tate and Susie Nottingham Steele. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Steele is survived by his wife, Patra Sue McCown Steele; three daughters, Lisa Gantt, Darlene Wellman, and Lynette Post; three sons, Tony Ray Steele, Paul Mason Dicus, and Duane Edward Dicus; two sisters, Betty Robinson and Doris Ann Ramsey; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, in Black Mountain. Military rites will be performed by the Buncombe Co. Memorial Veterans Council. His family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.