Richard Patrick Steele

September 25, 1954June 4, 2018

Richard Patrick Steele, 63, of Midlothian, Virginia, passed away from complications of ALS on June 4th, 2018. He was born on September 25, 1954 in Bluefield, West Virginia and was the son of Roy and Lyndall Steele of Roanoke, Virginia. A 1973 graduate of Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va. and graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Pat received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1977. He so loved Blacksburg and his Hokies. Pat was a loyal worker and supervisor in the Engineering Department of Norfolk Southern Railway for 38 years, until retirement in 2014. He began his career in Portsmouth, Ohio transferred to Roanoke and ultimately settled with his family in the Richmond area, where they have resided for the past 31 years. There were many accomplishments throughout his lifetime, but his family was always first and foremost. He is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Melinda Taylor Steele. He is also survived by his son Andrew Steele and wife Rhonda of Midlothian and daughters Whitney Steele of Richmond and Mary Ashton Steele of Midlothian. Pat was also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren: Carter, Kinsley and Kerigan Steele of Midlothian. In addition to his parents, survivors include his older brother Tom Steele and wife Brenda, his younger brother Bruce Steele, mother-in-law Gussie Taylor as well as a host of cousins, nieces and a nephew. Many thanks and much love to our friends, our minister, Jim Dunkin and Pat’s beloved railroad buddies, who were faithful to him throughout his illness. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 2-4pm and again from 6-8pm at Woody’s Funeral Home, Midlothian. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Brandermill Church on Wednesday, June 13 at 2pm. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.woodyfuneralhome


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Richard Patrick Steele

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Steven Holte

June 24, 2018

So very sorry to hear about Pat's passing. He was one of the best supervisors I worked for and a good friend. Rest in peace, Boss.

Travis Whittle

June 13, 2018

Our hearts ache for the Steele family during this time of great loss. We will always remember the kindness that Pat and his beautiful wife shared with our family. Pat was a gentleman of character and will truly be missed but never forgotten.

Travis & Karie Whittle

Diane Stanley

June 12, 2018

Les and I extend our sincere condolences to you and the family.
We have fond memories of our children crossing paths in school and sports. Blessings and prayers to you all. Diane and Les Stanley

John & Cathy Kirkland

June 11, 2018

Melinda and children, Cathy and I was to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. We trust you will find peace knowing that he is no longer suffering and is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Herb Kelley

June 11, 2018

Gonna miss that friendly laughing!! Here! Here!!

Kathy & Steve Barbour

June 9, 2018

We worked with Pat during his tour of duty with the railroad in Roanoke in the 80's. He was a good man and will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

Adam Kelley

June 8, 2018

For 17 years, on our annual golf trip, he's provided laughs and a kind word to all of us. Santee SC won't be the same without him. He will be missed but for sure not forgotten.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family

Rest in Peace and God Bless

Linda Willingham

June 7, 2018

Melinda, please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your children for the loss of Pat.

Thomas & Libby Widgeon

June 6, 2018

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