Ronald L. "Ronny" Steptoe
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Ronald "Ronny" Lynn Steptoe, 76, of Lumberton was born July 11, 1944 in San Augustine, Texas. Our Heavenly Father saw fit to call him home on July 28, 2020 after a long, hard battle with kidney cancer and finally kidney failure. He was the only child born to Vandy Steptoe and Laverne Fox. As a child, he spent his early years running through the woods in San Augustine and completed his elementary school years there. As a teenager he moved to Beaumont and attended French High School until joining the United States Navy in August of 1961. For the next four years he traveled the world with our armed services until his Honorable discharge in July 1965.
Ronny went to work for Gulf States Utilities in 1968 as a lineman's helper in the Beaumont Line Department. During his career Ronny was promoted within the Line Department and transferred to several different cities, where he made many lifelong friends. Ronny retired from Entergy as the Network Manager in Huntsville, Texas, and surrounding areas in 2008. After retirement he loved to get together every month or so with a handful of his special friends and discuss all the world's problems. He did not care what the topic was because he was going to take the other side anyway.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Glenda Steptoe. Son - Robby Steptoe; Daughter - Christine Steptoe (Paul Fortner); Daughter Stacy Smith (Sammie); Daughter - Roary Steptoe; Granddaughter - Lindsey McCauley (Shelby); Grandson - Jerrod Gill (Allison); Granddaughter - Lauren Bridges; Grandson - Christopher Smith (Miranda); Granddaughter - Samantha Koch (Cody); Granddaughter - Amanda Bertling (Adam); Grandson - Luke Steptoe; Grandson - Jake Steptoe; Great Grandsons - Keyton & Kye McCauley; Jaren & Jenson Gill; Rush Womack & Cooper Koch; Great Granddaughters - Havanna & Haziley Smith & Kenslee Koch; Adopted granddaughters - Crysta Chandler, Nevaeh Albanese.
Poppa, as Ronny was known by his family and friends was loved by many. He was always the first one there whenever his family or one of his friends needed a helping hand. His young caretakers, Roary, Crysta and Nevaeh were dedicated to seeing to his comfort and his needs. They were a blessing to him as were all his grand and great grandchildren.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family has decided to forgo a traditional funeral for a virtual timeline of his life through Claybar Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas. Please enjoy the memories of Ronald Lynn Steptoe and please remember him for the strong and courageous man he was!
Click Here For the obituary at the Claybar Funeral Home site.