Don Lane Steele

Born: Tue., May 22, 1962
Died: Sat., Jun. 21, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 22, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Don Lane Steele

Don Lane Steele of Union Point, GA, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at his residence at the age of 52 after a long courageous battle with ALS.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, Don was the son of Joel Steele and the late Yvonne Keith Steele.  He was born on May 22, 1962 in Greensboro.  He graduated from Greene County High School and on March 16, 1984 married Carol Davis.  He worked as an electrician for IBEW 613 from 1997 until 2005 and then worked for Greensboro Housing Authority. He was a member of Grace Fellowship in Greensboro and also attended First Baptist Church in Union Point.  For seven years he volunteered for the Union Point Volunteer Fire Department.  Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching cooking and remodeling shows on TV.

In addition to his wife of thirty years, Carol Davis Steele of Union Point, GA and his father, Joel Steele of Bairdstown, he is survived by his children Rachel McKinney and husband Wallace of Gainesville, GA, Stephen Chick of Union Point, GA, Ashley Steele and husband David Brown of Eatonton, GA and Holly Steele of Union Point, GA; sister, Lynn Taylor; brother, Tracy Steele and wife Leanne; four grandchildren, Jorden, Cody and Leyla McKinney and Kayleigh Brown; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by two grandchildren who died as infants.

Funeral Services will be held, Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:00 p. m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Marc Lhowe and Rev. Rick Jenovese officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bairds Baptist Church Cemetery, 42 Bairdstown Loop, Union Point, GA  30669.  The family will receive friends at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.  Serving as pallbearers are Tracy Davis, Anthony Beard, Daniel Waters, Josh Waters, Brandon Hermsmier and Jon Keller.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Union Point Volunteer Fire Department.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Jane Cobb
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Dear Carol, Holly and family. My love and deepest sympathy. You have all been such faithful caregivers. I am praying for the Lord to give you extra strength during these hard days and good memories in the days ahead. I am sorry I will not be able to be with you Monday. Love, Jane Cobb

Julie & Mason Walker
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
I am so sorry for each and every one of you! I understand I have been down this road with my mother ! I am here if you sould need anything! See tommorrow.

Noreen Rivers
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
So sorry for your loss.

Lydia McCook
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
I am sorry for your earthly loss. In time we will all meet in Heaven. What Glory that will be. I only met you a few times. I just wish I could have know you all better.

Rachel Buelow
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Carol and family, I am praying for your peace and comfort with the loss of Don. I praise God that he is in Heaven and no more suffering. I love you all.

Kathy Bray
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
My dear friend, My heart is so heavy in the loss of your beloved Don. I know exactly how you feel. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. If there's anything I can do, please let me know. With love.

Everette Duvall
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
our prays are with the family

Billy Corry
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
So sorry for your loss.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Joel & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all!

Terry and Tracey Luax
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Our prayers are with you and we wish you comfort in peace in the weeks to come for you and all of the family. Thinking of you Carol!

Michael and Kay Lord
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Carol, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give your peace and comfort during this time.

Stevie Sigman
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Carol, so sorry for your loss; I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tiffany gable
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Love you all very very much. Praying for you all and the families.

Katie Guyton
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Don was an amazing man. He was always funny ,and sweet. His family took great care of him and was there through the good and bad times. We we always remember Don. We will love and miss Don always. Carol you and your family are amazing. We love you!! -Katie Guyton

Brandon ohnson
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
I will miss you Don

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
To the Steele Family,

Though we did not know Don personally, from one fire fighter family to another, he will be greatly missed. He had his last ride and tone today, Monday, June 23rd. May he Rest In served with honor.

David and Jan Hallman
Robert Holliday
Fire Fighter James Holliday (KY)

Susan Daniels
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Carol I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.