May 6, 2021
William "Bill" Steele was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Princeton, MO, to Mae (Ross) and Jessie Lee Steele, Sr. The family later moved to Oklahoma City where he attended school and finished at Classen High School. He died May 1, 2021.
Bill and Edith Steele were married July 1, 1976. Throughout his career, he worked, managed or owned several automotive body shops throughout OKC. He was a master body worker and could make a rusty old car look show-room new. His love of classic cars was boundless. He ended his career working as a parts supervisor at Fleet Management having 26 years before retirement.
He was predeceased by his mother, father, sister Sue Shipman, brother Jessie L. Steele, Jr. and grandson Matthew Luke Maston. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Edith, sons Brian Smith and Blake Steele and spouse Cindy; daughter April Maston and spouse Mark; granddaughters Ashton Calahan and spouse Aaron, Kaylee Smith, Raelynn Nowakowski, Jacee Steele, Hopelynn Maston and grandson Gabriel Maston. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, a special nephew Eddie Shipman, and a host of nephews and nieces; sisters-in-law Pauline Smith and spouse Truman, Barbara Watler and spouse Hughes, and Lenora Thomas and spouse Archie.