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Charles Edward Steakley, 92
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McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native Charles Edward Steakley, 92, was born Feb. 28, 1926 and died July 22 at his residence following a short illness.

Retired from Texas Instruments, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Friendship The Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Will and Ola Carrie Gooch Steakley. He was married to Lavada Ann Tritt Steakley, who preceded him in death March 9, 2011. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by infant daughter Joy Ann Steakley; grandson Travis Steakley; and five brothers and one sister.

He is survived by five children and spouses, Bonnie Carter of Lebanon, Gloria Patterson of Morgantown, W.V., Jerry and Earline Steakley of McMinnville, Joan Steakley of McMinnville, and Tiffany and Jason Reed of Morrison; three grandchildren, Camie Carter of Lebanon, Lori Hendrix of Smithville, and Charles Ethan Steakley of McMinnville; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at High’s Chapel with Jason Brown officiating. Burial will follow at McElroy Cemetery in Van Buren County with military grave rites administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at High’s. Online condolences may be made to

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 25, 2018