Family Login:

Robert Howard Steely

Obituary for Robert Howard Steely

February 5, 1943 - March 10, 2021
Murray, Kentucky | Age 78


Mr. Robert Howard Steely, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Steely was born in Murray, Kentucky, on February 5, 1943, to the late Leland Steely and Alice (Flippin) Steely. Mr. Steely was a retired banker, a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ, and an Army Veteran. He enjoyed golfing, fishing at Kentucky Lake and Florida, as well as watching his grandchildren competing in track, soccer and baseball. Mr. Steely was a loyal blood donor and during his life donated over 100 gallons.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Steely was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Lee Steely and John Wesley Steely; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Freeman and Van Alice (Hutchens) Fitts.

Mr. Steely is survived by his wife, Freda (Fitts) Steely, of Murray, to whom he married on April 18, 1965; one daughter, Connie Steely Herrell and husband Dave of Bettendorf, Iowa; one son, Kelly Steely and wife Sonia of Birmingham, Alabama; one sister, Anna Lou Coleman of Murray; and by four grandchildren, Sydney Steely and Dylan Steely of Birmingham, Alabama and Lucas Herrell and Steely Grace Herrell both of Bettendorf, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. John Dale, Garry Evans, and Steven Hunter will officiate, and burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959, Calloway County Fire Rescue, 101 E Sycamore Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071, or to the Glendale Road Church of Christ, 1101 Glendale Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

Online condolences can be made at

Recommended Local Florist

Arrangements By

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

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

View Phone Number
Email Us