Harold Swaim Steed Sr.



Harold Swaim Steed, Sr., age 96 of Maxton passed away on December 24, 2017 at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living in Southern Pines.

Harold was a son of the late Hubert Franklin Steed and Gladys Hamer Steed born September 11, 1921 in Maxton, North Carolina. He was the loving husband of 61 years to the late Gloria George Steed. He was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War who proudly served in both the United States Navy and United States Army. He owned and operated Steed’s Gulf Service Station in Maxton for many years. Harold served as a longtime faithful member of the St. Pauls United Methodist Church where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School. He also served as a member of the American Legion. He was loved by his family and will forever be missed.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Harold Swaim Steed, Jr.; brother, James Steed; sisters, Thelma Steed Gwinn and Adelene Steed Williams.

Harold is survived by his children, sons, James “Jim” Steed (Kim) of Calabash, NC, Henry Ashley Steed (Cathy) of Laurinburg, NC; daughters, Stephanie Thigpen (Steve) of Harrisonburg, VA and Alison Russell (David) of Maxton, NC; a brother, Wiley Dockery Steed, Sr., of Maxton, NC; nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the St. Pauls United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Sylvia Ball. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment with military honors will precede the memorial service in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Steed requested for memorial donations to be given in his memory to the St. Pauls United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 429, Maxton, NC 28364