Carl R. Steele of East Lynn

Carl R. Steele, 75, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away on Monday May 23, 2011. Carl was born October 31, 1935, a son of the late Carrie Epling Thomas. His wife, Eileen Steele also preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by son Ray Steele and his wife Tina of Barboursville, W.Va.; a daughter, Carla Nelson and husband Kevin of Prichard, W.Va.; and a granddaughter, Kallie Steele whom he loved so dearly. Also surviving is one brother, Willis Steele and his wife Gladys of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sisters, Jewell Gray and husband Bernie of Huntington, W.Va. and Kathy Fortner and husband Charles of East Lynn, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and one very special friend, Jason Adams. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Garland Perry officiating. Burial followed in the Epling Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.