John ‘Speedy’ Steele, 87

John ‘Speedy’ Steele, 87

Graveside services for John F. “Speedy” Steele, 87 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, were held Jan. 18, 2018, at Baxter Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home with Brother Lowell Tregle officiating. Mr. Steele died Jan. 14.

He was born Aug. 14, 1930, the son of Lester and Lena Ann Collins Steele. Although he made his home in Arkansas, he spent many years working as a dozer operator in Ozark County. He enjoyed his family, farming, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Wendell Steele and wife Carol, and Avron Steele and wife Bettye, all of Mountain Home; two daughters, Sherry Harris and husband Mike of Mountain Home, and Charlene Joyce and husband Ronnie of Midway, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Terry of Carthage; one brother, Jim Steele and wife Irene of Wichita, Kansas; and a brother-in-law, Hughtan Sisney and wife Glenda.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 49 years, the former Ana Mae Sisney. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home.

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