Russell K. 'Rusty' Steele
Russell Kevin "Rusty" Steele, 54, of Mullens, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 suddenly at his residence.
Born September 17, 1965 at Holy Cross Hospital, Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Richard R. "Detroit" Steele and Shirley Jeane Lewis Steele McKinney.
He was a 1984 graduate of Mullens High School where he was also a percussionist in the band. Rusty was an avid Nascar fan and never missed a race on TV. He always enjoyed making his rounds through town visiting, talking about cars, chatting with people, and cracking jokes. He never knew a stranger and thought the world of everyone. Rusty had a kind heart and would do anything he could to help anyone in need.
Rusty was formerly of Covel and after his Mother's death last December he made his home in Mullens with his brother, where he enjoyed sitting on the porch to have his morning coffee, read the newspaper, and talk with neighbors. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his stepfather, Waymon McKinney.
Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Richard Roland "Rick" Steele of Mullens; his sister, Debra Lynn Green and her husband, John of South Charleston; and a host of many people he regarded deeply as friends.
A Memorial service will be held 12 Noon, Saturday October 12, 2019 at Pierpoint Freewill Baptist Church, Pierpoint with Rev. Charles "Butch" Acord officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
In keeping with Rusty's wishes his body was cremated.
The family of Russell "Rusty" Steele is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Published on October 9, 2019


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