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
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday December 30th, 2017
106 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Hwg
Maxton, NC 28364
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Granddaddy taught his family about respect and love for our country. He was academically brilliant and a very strong man. He read his bible and other books until he was no longer able to and was very involved in his church and with his family. I’m grateful for such a supportive grandfather who attended concerts, baseball games, graduations, and recitals for all his grandchildren. He even traveled six hours by himself at age 87 to watch me graduate college. He was such a devoted and loving granddad and his smile and kisses will forever be missed! Thank you Jesus for the years and memories with granddaddy Harold and Grandma Gloria you blessed me and my family with. They will forever be cherished and shared with others!
Submitted by Hillary, Billy, and Ella Logan on Dec 29 2017 02:31:48 PM
Sorry for your loss Ashley, Allison and family.
Submitted by Ed Tatum on Dec 28 2017 05:50:03 PM
To Jimmy, Ashley, Stephanie, and Alyson, we send my love, thoughts and prayers. I have a book full of good memories from Elm Street when you were all "little ones". My Mom loved all of you as did our entire little town. You have much to be thankful for as you are left to uphold the Steed name with pride. There are no words to make the sorrow disappear but you are in God's hands and He is in control. Keep that family tie close as both Gloria and Harold would want you to. God bless you all.
Diane and Jerry Dixon
Submitted by Diane and Jerry Dixon on Dec 28 2017 10:41:30 AM
Steve &. Shirley Locklear lit a candle for Harold Swaim Steed Sr.
Steve &. Shirley Locklear lit a candle on Dec 26 2017 12:01:49 AM
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