Theodore Roosevelt Steele (Ted) was the 8th child born to Levi and Panthea (Delt) Steele on December 20, 1951 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He departed this life on March 9, 2021 at the age of 69.
Ted graduated from Spiro High School in 1971 and was an active student earning many accolades in football and basketball. After High School, Ted served 2 years in the U.S. Army. Soon thereafter, he moved to Kansas City where he met Dorothy Roberson. They were married for 17 years and to this union 2 children were born, Sharita and Panthea.
Ted leaves to cherish his memory his children- Sharita Rush (husband Adam), Panthea Steele and Donna Roberson; Grandchildren- De’jana Pruitt, Tre’Ana Steele, Alan Rush, Ava Rush, and De’Ana Woods. Great grandchildren- Dominik Dudley-Moore Jr. and Taylinn McDonald. He also leaves to cherish his memory 11 siblings: Obeline Phillips of KC; George of Spiro; Dexter (Earlene) of Texas; Terry of Spiro; Daryle of KC; Maye Hayes (Murrell) of Kansas; Charlene Rilinger (John) of KC; Costella Semple (Morris) of Kansas; Debra Bunch (Charles) of Arkansas; David of KC; Jacqueline Sublet (Gerald) of Spiro; Althea McDaniel (Daniel) of OKC. Preceded in death by his brothers Leon and Mack and sisters Brenda Kay and Ella Faye (Charles). He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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