Family Login:

Walter Lee Steely

Obituary for Walter Lee Steely

September 27, 1940 - December 25, 2020
Murray, Kentucky | Age 80


Walter Lee Steely received the grandest Christmas present ever celebrating with our savior. On December 25, 2020, he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Born September 27, 1940, to the late Leland and Alice Steely, he lived in Hazel, Kentucky with his sister, Anna Lou Steely Coleman; and brothers, Howard Steely (Freda) and the late Johnny Steely who passed as a child. On December 29, 1963, he married his wife of 57 years, Jane Harrison Steely. They had three children, Leland Steely (Mary) of Sebree, Kentucky, Leigh Ann Grady (Raymond) of Murray, Kentucky, and Leslie Franklin (Terry) of Murray, Kentucky. The joy of his life was being a Papaw to his grandchildren; Taylor Grady (Lauren), Kayla Marble (Pat), Sarah Steely, Alicia Harrison (Kyle), Suzanna Grady, Walter Douglas Steely, Tee Franklin, Olivia Franklin, and Joshua Franklin. His newest love was his great-grandson, Warren Marble.

With a love for farming, he began his career raising Simmental cattle and later founded, Steely Spray Service and Steely Grain Roasting. More than his love of farming he found his love in serving Christ. Whether at home or abroad he served by spreading the gospel as the Deacon of Disaster Relief at Glendale Road Church of Christ.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Green Plain Church of Christ with John Dale and Mike Kiser officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services and from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Green Plain Church of Christ.

With his love for missions, he traveled to Africa and Mexico, but his heart was with the widows and orphans of Ukraine and Haiti. In honor of his love for missions the family request that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Haiti Mission Fund, % Glendale Road Church of Christ, 1101 Glendale Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

Online condolences can be made at,

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Haiti Mission Fund
    % Glendale Road Church of Christ
    Murray, KY 42071

Arrangements By

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number
Email Us