Master Chief James O. Steely, 70, of 100 Fort Bragg Dr., Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, November 16, 2013 at his residence. Born in Muskogee, OK, he was the son of the late Eulis Steely and Bessie Stockstil Steely. Mr. Steely was lifetime member of VFW Post 6060 and also served on the VFW Post 6060 Honor Guard Team. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and American Legion. He served 2 tours in Vietnam. Mr. Steely was also a 30 year Retired Navy Veteran. He was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and loved to listen to Merle Haggard.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Barbara” Steely of the residence; two daughters; Melissa Pinnex and Tracy Williams and husband David of TN., and two sons; Todd Steely of NH and Chris Steely of TN and five step daughters; Laurie Badoyen and husband Jim, Karen Cawley and husband Larry, Suzanne MacFarlane and Dawn Brown all of VA, and Robyn Jordan and husband Steven of MN. He had numerous grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Fair Winds and Following Seas – Papa Jim)
A memorial service for Mr. Steely will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060, 1433 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Steely family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences