Charles A. Steele Sr., 88, of Harmony, N.C., passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. Born In Iredell County on October 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Augustus Steele and Zora Campbell Steele.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rosialyn R. Steele; 10 siblings; and four children, Diane, Jonathan, Charlene and a baby boy.

Mr. Steele loved his family, especially his grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, enjoyed farming, and taking care of his livestock. He worked many years in textiles.

Those left to cherish his memory are three sons, John Steele (Julie), Joe Williams, and Charles Steele Jr.; two daughters, Zora Mae Tucker (Oscar) and Priscilla Holmes (Billy); and four brothers, Dallas Steele, Jimmy Steele, Clarence Steele and John “JP” Steele.

He is further survived by 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Steele will lie in state at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Due to social distancing guidelines and number of attendees, the family will hold a private service with Bishop Dennis M. Clodfelter and Rev. Carl Williams officiating.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Steele family.

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