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William "Bill" Steele, Jr.

July 4, 1953 — January 21, 2024

Nixa

William L. "Bill" Steele Jr., age 70 of Nixa, Missouri, went to meet his heavenly father on January 21st, 2024. He was born July 4th, 1953 in Hutchinson, Kansas to William L Steele Sr. and Dorlene Elsa Radke Steele.


As a child, Bill attended school in Dodge City, Kansas. He graduated from Dodge City High School in 1971.


Bill worked as an Automotive Service Manager for the Chevrolet Dealer in Dodge City, Kansas before moving to Ness City, in 1980, where he worked for Hembree Well Service as a Rig Operator. William continued to work in the Oil industry for almost 20 years until November of 1996, when he moved to Ozark, Missouri to work for Heavy Duty Rebuilders Supply. He worked there for over 26 years until his death. 

William was an extremely hard worker and provider. He loved his work, and he loved taking care of his family. 


Though he worked hard, he found time to play as well. William was a lover of the outdoors, and he liked things that went fast. He was an avid gun collector, fisherman, hunter, motorcyclist and boat enthusiast to name a few. 


Family was extremely important to him, one of his most valuable gifts was his ability to make each of his loved ones feel important, and feel safe. 

He was a strong man, and had a lot of class, style, grace, and a contagious smile. William was rough and stoic on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. Toward the end of his life, he wanted nothing more than for his loved ones to be happy and close by.  


Bill married Pamela Sue Southards on January 7th, 2021 in Springfield, Missouri .


Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and one son; William J. Steele.


Bill is survived by his wife, Pamela (Southards) Steele of Nixa, Missouri; his two sons, Jeremy Steele and his wife Jessica of Springfield, Missouri and Joshua Steele and his wife Jamie of Sparta, Missouri; three stepchildren, Josh Gulick and his wife Laurie of Everton, Missouri, Jennifer Grisham and her husband Eric of Jasper, Missouri, and Jeremy Gulick and wife Alissa of Columbus, Kansas;

13 grandchildren; Joshua, Shelbi, Talyn, Jayden, Trystyn, Jaycee, Jesstyn, Meranda, Ryder, Makynna, Easton, Payton, and Grayson; and three sisters; Cyrilla Petracek of Emporia, Kansas, Patricia Trotter of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Roxanne Beck and husband Pat Beck of Dodge City, Kansas. 


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Wade Bridges officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. immediately before the funeral at the funeral home.

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Visitation

Monday, January 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 29, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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