Michael “Bubba” Steele, age 15, of Frankford, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 as the result of a farm-related accident near Center.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at the Adiel Baptist Church near Frankford with Rev. Bill Dexheimer officiating. Burial will be in the Brice Cemetery near Center. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Michael was born on March 26, 1998 in Mexico, the son of Billy Joe Adair and Dena Michelle Cragen Steele.
Steele is survived by his mother Dena Steele of Frankford, father Bill Steele of Mexico, sister Nicole Steele of Frankford, his girlfriend Kenady Johnson of Perry; grandparents Dale and Donna Cragen of Frankford, Elizabeth Ebers of Mexico, great grandmother Georgia Belshe of Perry, and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by great grandparents Don Belshe, J.W. and Martha Lee Cragen and Frank and Martha Edgerton.
Michael lived in the Frankford area all of his life and was a sophomore at Bowling Green High School, where he was active in FFA. He enjoyed farm work of all kinds, including cutting wood, gardening, raising and selling pigs, bucking hay bales, and working on trucks. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATV’s. Michael was also involved in the Liberty Wide Awake 4-H Club and was very active in shooting sports for both FFA and 4-H. Michael didn’t know a stranger, and was friends with everyone. He was saved and baptized, and a member of Adiel Baptist Church, which he was privileged to help build.
Pallbearers were Bobby Burns, Joe Burns, Zeb Finley, Austin Raddatz, Matt McGlasson, and Jacob Calvin. Honorary pallbearers will be Nicole Steele, Alyssa Craiger, Kenady Johnson, Logan Boyd, Brett Hubert, Jessica McMillen, Zach McBride, Seth Bruenger, Tucker Bruenger, and the Sophomore Class.
Memorials may be made to the BGHS FFA Trap Team, Ralls Co., 4-H Shooting Sports, Adiel Baptist Church, or the Michael Steele Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com