Walter Gene Steele, 80, of Pocola, OK passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Pocola. Walter was born January 16, 1937 in Pocola, OK to Walter & Viola (Kilgore) Steele.
He worked for Pocola Police for 15 years; the Walter Steele Bill is a law named after him from his police duty. He retired from Weldon Williams & Lick.
Walter was a very loving and great father. He was well liked in the community. He started the Pocola Football League.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Barbara Steele & Darlene Newman; brothers, Ernest Coleman & George Risinger.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years , Loretta Sue (Neighbors) Steele; 4 children, Mitchell Steele, Rocky & Sharon Steele of Pocola, Barbie Chronister of Fayetteville, AR, Misty & James Dunn of Van Buren, AR; grandchildren, Chad Steele, Nikki Woodrum, Dusty Steele, Patrick Steele, Cassie Sharum, Hogan Dunn, Seth Dunn, Sydney Chronister; 5 great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Thursday, September 14, 2017 graveside at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR. with Rev. Richard Maness officiating.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Pocola, OK