Bobby Franklin Steele, of Leesburg, FL, died, July 17, 2022, at Leesburg Hospital in the presence of family.
He is predeceased by his father, John Earl Steele, of Martinsville, VA; mother, Beatrice Esther Highfill; and brother, Kenneth Steele, both of Greensboro, NC; son, Bobby F. Steele, Jr., of Wildwood, FL; daughters, Kimberly Thompson, of Leesburg, FL and Sarah Baker, of Weirsdale, FL.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Salazar Steele, of Okahumpka, FL; sons, John E. Steele, of Leesburg, FL and Michael Steele, of Panama City, FL; sisters, Patricia S. Edwards and Carol S. Parsons, both of Greensboro, NC; and brother, David Steele, of Greenville, NC.
Bobby and his son, John, own Steele Fiberglass and Marine in Leesburg, a popular hub for local boat owners.
His cremains will be returned to his hometown of Mayodan, NC, where family and friends will hold a private memorial.