Gerry James Steele, 76, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at his residence. He was born on October 18, 1947, in Mooresville, N.C., to the late Raymond and Mary Bethel Stutts Steele.

Mr. Steele was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Lake Norman Fluid Power as a machinist and a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Robinson and Martha Karriker; and brother, Tommy Steele.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia “Short” Robinson Steele; daughter, Shelia Hyde (Jimmy); sisters, Ruth “Boots” Sherrill, Joyce Lytle, Norma Deck (Ronald), and Alice Freeze (Johnny); grandchildren, Randy Hyde, Elizabeth Hyde and her children, Lili, Colby, and Carter, Curtis Hyde and his children, Layton and Saylem; Kayla Owens (Josh) and their son, Gabe, Brittanie Hyde and her children, Brooke, Brantley, and soon to be Maverick, and Allisyn Hyde; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with Rev. Byron Alexander officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue, 4011 Slanting Bridge Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673 or Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, 4136 Mt. Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673 or Carolina Caring Hospice, 7473 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Steele family. Condolences may be made to the family at