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Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

David Hartwell Steele

February 11, 1986September 18, 2019

Charlotte - David Steele, 33, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Portland, OR. He was born February 11, 1986 in Charlotte, to Douglas Steele and Laurie Dykstra Steele.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, September 28th, in the chapel of Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the North Carolina Study Center, 203 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or the Charlotte Rescue Mission in Charlotte, NC.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Heather Rowe

October 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Dave in Portland Oregon the last couple months. I, along with my entire office are shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news of Dave's passing. He was such a bright light in our office and what an infectious smile. His personality was bigger than life and he was such a pleasure to be around. I want to send my most heartfelt condolences to your family during this horrific time. Heaven is shining a bit brighter now❤️

John Edmunds

September 27, 2019

Dear Dave,

I’m so deeply saddened to hear that you passed away. I have many fond memories of you. You helped out my knees and ankles with pt. We used to hit the gym and even hit the town . Man, I miss you. I am happy to know you’re in heaven smiling down on us.
Regards,
Rusty

Celia Flock

September 27, 2019

Dear Laurie and Doug,
My heart is breaking for you and your family during this difficult time. I didn't know David well but I do know he was greatly loved and cherished by his family. He always had your encouragement and support at every turn in his life and was loved unconditionally. Please know I am continuing to pray and love you both.
Celia

Tim & Evelyn Klund

September 27, 2019

So saddened to read of David's death! The Steeles were former neighbors. David and our son Steven grew up together and did scouting together. David was a joy to have around and a wonderful person. Our condolences to the Steele family for the loss.

Paulina Natalia

September 26, 2019

David was always that glowing person with the best smile and a sparkle in his eyes. It was hard not to smile and be happy around him. This loss is shocking and the world will shine a little less brighter without his presence. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and significant other.

Monu Kaith

September 26, 2019

My genuine condolences in this difficult time for his family. Loss of a vibrant person like him is a significant loss.
I never met him but I was introduced through my friend Drew before 2 years .After that we used to talk often .
He was such a kind soul.
I m praying for his soul to find peace in higher dimensions.
Miss u forever David
By ---- monu from India (Shimla}

Drew Mitchell

September 25, 2019

To my dearest friend with whom I shared so many laughs. I have so many memories of you but no writings of them could do them justice. I shall miss you until the end of my days when I will see you again. And we will laugh once more. Drew

Cathy and Doug Mitchell

September 25, 2019

David and our son Drew were great friends for the past 13-14 years. Every time we saw him we were greeted with his huge smile, those twinkling eyes and I never minded the muscled hugs! He was kind, solicitous, always caring and would help us do anything. He was such an enthusiastic guy. And when he started doing PT we all were his guinea pigs. We so loved his laughs. We would walk by Drew’s room and their laughs would be so infectious we would start laughing too. There is this gigantic hole in our lives with his absence but heaven can enjoy that tremendous personality now. Drew is in the Philippines but was texting with Dave on a regular basis and called us over his concern when he hadn’t heard from him in a few days. We were so shocked to hear of his death and we send love and our sympathy out to the entire family. Cathy, Doug and Drew Mitchell

Diane Wrisley

September 24, 2019

I taught David in the WUDPT program. He was a delight to teach and always had a smile. My fondest memory was at a semi formal party. The students were dancing. David asked me to dance and said excitedly “I got to dance with Dr Wrisley”. He knew how to make others smile. He will be missed.

Lauren Housemeyer

September 24, 2019

I met David through the group of CCDS friends who took me into their tight knit group and shared their church and their lives with me. This group of people not only brought me closer to God, but they made high school a really wonderful time. All my best high school memories include David - youth group trips, prom, movies and just hanging out. His cousin Kim also became a close friend and mentor to me.
David always brought a laugh and a smile to our group. It's hard to remember him not full of joy. I am so very sorry for your loss - he was such a bright light, and I know he's shining very brightly in Heaven now.

FROM THE FAMILY