|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1951|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 2013|
St. Louis County
Steven Juan Townsend was born September 1, 1951, to Samuel and Betty Jean Townsend in St. Louis, Missouri. Both preceded him in death. His grandparents, Lum and Rebecca Parker raised him.
His family and close friends affectionately called him "Stevie." He grew up in the Ville Neighborhood of North St. Louis. During his formative years, he was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church. He attended St. Louis Public Schools, Cupples Elementary School and graduated from Sumner High School in 1971.
August 16, 1974, Steve was united in Holy Matrimony with Debra Ann Work. To this union was born a daughter, Dana Jean and a son, Kellen Juan.
He was an avid sports fan, loving football, baseball, softball and golf as his favorite sport. He was a member of the Tee Master's Golf Club. Steve played on several softball teams as a young adult. In addition, he coached his children's track team at St. Louis Cathedral School for over nine years. Steve was an active mentor for the St. Paul Saturdays program where his son, Kellen was a member for many years.
He was always a fun-loving and outgoing social person, being the jokester (sometimes pestering others and stretching the truth with tall tales) at every function. Many of his close pals nicknamed him "Skip Newsworthy."
During his adolescent years, he worked for his grandmother's catering company, Rebecca Parker Catering, one of St. Louis's premier caterers. Steve was employed at Union Pacific Railroad for 38n years where he held several positions, including District Chairman for the Transportation Communications Union. He resided in Omaha, Nebraska, seven years before his retirement.
Steve made his peaceful transition Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Dana and Kellen Townsend; ex-wife, Debra Townsend; brother, Samuel Townsend (Marilyn); niece, Kara; nephew, Everett (Kimberly;
sister-cousin, Carolyn Tate (Hanes), Patricia Shuler, Audrey Ford (Arthur); cousin John Busby (Celeste); Sheila Pitts and a host of relatives and friends.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: luann
Record added: Sep 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116732511
Added: Sep. 8, 2013