Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN


Stephen Lynn Towe

July 15, 1960November 19, 2019

Stephen Lynn Towe, 59, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 surrounded by his family. Steve was born and raised in Knoxville and was a 1979 graduate of Karns High School. Steve was a life long welder at the family iron work business. Blessed with many friends, he never met a stranger and was the life of every party. Time spent on Douglas Lake with his family brought him the most joy. Steve excelled at competitive motocross in his younger years. Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrance and Margaret Towe and George and Daisy Cox, father, Richard Lee Towe and daughter, Taygan Elyse Towe. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Donna Towe, his son, Tucker Towe, mother, Jewel Towe, sisters, Debbie Ballard, Pat Summers and Terri Anderson, brother, Rick Towe, grandchildren, Marley, Carson and Henley and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5-7pm with a service to follow at 7 pm at Berry Highland Memorial with Pastor Mike Sledge officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am at Berry Highland Memorial . Serving as pallbearers, Brad Fritz, Wesley Fritz, Daniel Cook, Gordon Turnage, Jonathan Corum, Mike Tataru and Adam Clabough. The family will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:30 am. Friends and family may share condolences at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com


  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 23, 2019


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Karen and Matthew Horton

November 23, 2019

Matthew and I were heavy hearted when we learned Friday of Steve's passing. We enjoyed chatting with him about the neighborhood, family, dogs, and will miss seeing him around. I never saw him without a smile on his face and it never failed to bring one to mine, too. Sending strength and love.

Dolores Higgins

November 23, 2019

Sorry for your lost,praying for your family. Love the Higgins family.

Brittany Gonzalez

November 23, 2019

In the 2 years I've gotten to know Steve, he was a pleasure to be around. I seen him pretty much every day at Pilot and he always had a smile on his face. I sure will miss seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.

Pam Lett Vandergriff

November 22, 2019

Sending love and prayers.Sorry for your loss.

Sharon Williams

November 22, 2019

Donna, Tucker and all of the Towe family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart broke for all of you when I heard of Steve's passing. It also broke for all of us that considered Steve a friend! I'm not sure I a ever met a man that loved everyone like he did; and He wasn't afraid to show it. He always made me feel welcome and like part of the family when I visited at the lake or at his home. My memories of him will forever be in my heart. He is truly going to be missed by some many because he was loved by many. My prayers are with all of you in the days, weeks and months ahead. May your memories of this precious man fill your hearts and bring you peace.

Charles & Beverly Byrd

November 21, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a good friend. Our prayers, condolences, and sympathies go out to your family. May God embrace you and fill you with peace.

Jim and Deanna Boatman

November 21, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Going to school functions, gymnastics and and summer sports, your family was always there! From the time the girls started school our family memories are forever entwined. God Bless! All our prayers for you and yours!
Jim & Deanna Boatman

Ron Evans

November 21, 2019

I am heartbroken to hear the news of Steves passing. Steve loved life and lived it to the fullest. Lots of great memories over the years. Every time I think about those times I cant help but smile. Love ya brother. Ron Evans

Jeff Bailey

November 21, 2019

Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He, and Rick were good friends. My prayers go out to the family at this time. Peace.

Pat Mcbee Ercolano

November 20, 2019

To the family Steve was one of a kind, I remember how much he fell in love with Donna when we were in high school and that love lasted! He was so kind and always there to help anyone. My prayers are with you all!i love u all dearly!