In Loving Memory…

Wray E. Steele

Wray E. Steele, 85, of Sedalia, died Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.

He was born June 22, 1934, in Morgan County, son of William E. “Ed” Steele and Gertrude (McNeal) Steele.

On November 4, 1954, in Sedalia, he married Cora B. (Lewis).

Wray was a graduate of Smithton High School. He retired from Alcan Cable.

He was a committed Christian man and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Wray loved going to church. He was good-hearted, honest and dependable.

His hobbies included golfing and watching sports. He especially enjoyed family get-togethers and watching his grandkids play sports.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, Cora, survivors include three children: Tony Steele (Helen), of Sedalia, Vickie Fidler (Jeff), of Sedalia, and Gene Steele, of Cole Camp; a daughter-in-law, Diana Steele, of Sedalia; seven grandchildren: Tyler Steele, Hillary Heimsoth, Chad Fidler, Clayton Fidler, Cameron Fidler, Chantz Steele and Haley Steele; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Blanche Schroeder, of Tipton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wray was preceded in death by two sons: K.C. Steele and Bruce Steele; and six siblings: Clara Peoples, Alma Davis, Nora Cramer, Jim Steele, Opal Thomas and Anna Belle Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Florence, with Rev. Gary Payne officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Tyler Steele, Chad Fidler, Clayton Fidler, Cameron Fidler, Chantz Steele, Aidan Wells, Tristen Wells and Dusty Dulaban.

Honorary bearers will be: Hillary Heimsoth, Haley Steele, Jane Schroeder, Kay Moon and his Mt. Olive Church Family.

Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund.


  1. Sorry to here of your loss Tony and Helen! Prayers for your family!

  2. Fly high with the angels uncle Wray!! Give grandma Opal & aunt Clara a great big hug for me !! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. He was such a good man. RIP, Wray.

  4. Karla Sudduth Billings

    My deepest sympathies. Wray was a very sweet man.

  5. Debbie Trelow Douglas

    Prayers for your family. Wray was a very sweet man. May precious memories comfort all of you at this difficult time.

  6. Dorothy Schroder

    Condolences to your entire family.

  7. Rick and Susie Mills

    Our deepest sympathy to the family!

  8. Tom and Kelly Sobaski

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  9. One of the best golfers i ever met. Great guy, he will be truly missed. Prayers with the family.

  10. Leon and Pat Moon

    Sorry to hear of Wray’s passing. Our sympathy to all the family. Heaven welcomes him!

  11. Dorothy Herndon

    Hillary, so sorry for your loss.

  12. Janie Robertson

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss.

  13. My condolences to the family,

  14. Nancy Richey and Ed Bledsoe

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathy to the family.

  15. Tim & Gina Doogs

    Thinking of your family.

  16. Hillary, I’m so sorry. Many blessings to you and your family. Love ya.

  17. Heartfelt condolences to family……Always enjoyed being around Wray, at work, or on the golf course….nice to everyone….

  18. Debbie Williams Weule

    So sorry to hear about your family’ s loss.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family.

  20. Rusty and Linda Carver

    So sorry for your loss. We were unable to make it to visitation or the funeral tomorrow. We wanted you all to know we’re thinking of you and the family. Deepest condolences.

  21. Helen and Tony – so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you!

  22. – So sorry to hear of Wray’s Passing. Prays go out to all of your family in this difficult time.

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