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Visitation information
Clemmons Presbyterian Church - Reception following the service
3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Saturday, Sep 22, 2012

Service information
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Saturday, Sep 22, 2012
11 a.m.

William Perrin (Perk) Steele
Dec 19, 1924 - Sep 19, 2012
WFU Baptist Medical Center
William Perrin (Perk) Steele, 87, of Advance, NC, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at WFU/Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Steele was born in Winston-Salem, NC, December 19, 1924 to Flake Futhy Steele and Sophia Henniger Steele. He graduated from McCallie Military Academy and from N.C. State University. He served as an officer in the United States Navy and was President of Pine Hall Brick and past President of the North Carolina Brick Association. Mr. Steele loved fishing, hunting, golf, boating and raising quarter horses.
Perk will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, humility, and wonderful sense of humor.

Surviving is his beloved wife Sarah Morris Steele; children, William Perrin (Bill) Steele, Jr. and wife Sandra Steele, Elizabeth Steele, Marilyn Steele Paschal and husband David Paschal; step children, John White Gainey, III and Laurie Gainey, Frank Holland Gainey and wife Diane Gainey; grandchildren, William Scott Steele and wife Jennifer Steele, Perrin Steele Murray and husband The Rev. Tom Murray, Steven Jeremy Vance and wife Shelley Vance, Leah Vance Hands and husband Derek Hands, David Slade Paschal and wife Emily Paschal, Justin Steele Paschal and wife Ashley Paschal, Kenneth Alan Steele, Blair Lawson Whitworth and wife Katie Whitworth; step grandchildren, Kristen Gainey Feree and husband David Feree, Ashley Gainey Brothers and husband Ty Brothers, Brooke Hodges Gainey and fiancé Chris Narron, Hanna Elizabeth Toller, Alicia Gainey Welborn and husband Travis Welborn, Frank Holland Gainey, Jr.; great grandchildren, Virginia Steele Murray, William Thomas Murray, Evie Scott Murray, Sophia Grace Murray, Ellie Anna Steele, John (Perk) Perrin Steele, Francis Lawson Whitworth, Nathan Charles Whitworth, Margaret (Maggie) Ellen Whitworth, Lucy Haven Whitworth, Joshua Brodie Vance, Oliver Owen Vance, Carson Hands, Charlotte Steele Paschal, David Knox Paschal.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Clemmons Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012; The American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Salem Funeral and Cremations is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com.
Faydene Long
Extending our heartfelt sympathies to all of the family. It was our honor and pleasure to get to know Perk through our grandson-in-law Justin Paschal. What a great and wonderful person he was and such a joy to be around. I know he will be greatly missed here but received with open arms in heaven. Marilyn, I know how much you loved and cared for your father and how you and Justin and all of the family looked up to and respected him. What a tribute to Perk to be so loved and honored by all of you. Praying for peace and comfort for you now and in the days ahead.
Gainey & Hamlin, CPAS PC
We are so sorry for your loss and hope all your wonderful memories will be a comfort to you in the days to come. Please know you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Paul Hamlin, Lena Baker, Debbie Brewer & Vickie Leedy
Although I did not know Mr. Steele personally, I wanted to extend my condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. May you, in your time of sorrow, take comfort in 1 Corinthians 15:26.
The Jackson Family
So sorry for your loss!! My thought will be with your family!
Ruth Rawls Muller
I wish to offer my sympathy to the family of Perk, and, in particular, I am offering my condolences but wonderful memories to my friend Sara. I wish to let her know that I am thinking of her in this difficult and sad time. God Bless! Ruth


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