OBITUARY

Steve Alan Bline

December 4, 1950November 15, 2021

Stephen Alan “Steve” Bline, age 70, of Holly Springs, MS, went to be with the Lord at 10:26 AM on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Steve was born on December 4, 1950 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Charles and Thelma (Weir) Bline. On December 20, 1975, Steve married Judy Taylor. Along with Judy, he is survived by his son, Jacob “Jake” Bline, stepson Richard Allen Keeling, and grandson, Ryder Bline, all of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Also surviving are sisters, Jennie (Kim) Holsapple of Toledo, IL, Kathy Bline of Charleston, IL, and Lisa (Clay) Johnson of Bloomington, IL, Aunt, Grace Bline Bailey of LaPorte, IN, as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, William “Bill” Bline and Charles “Chuck” Bline Jr. Steve was a 1969 graduate of Casey High School and attended Lakeland College to study civil engineering. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam war as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was the owner of Custom Architectural Concrete where he created many artistic designs for buildings in the Memphis, Tennessee area. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He especially enjoyed the springtime when he could go mushroom hunting. He was an avid NASCAR fan and rooted for the Chicago Cubs. Steve was a generous man, a captivating storyteller and had a great sense of humor. He loved his family very much. A celebration of life with full military honors will be held at a future date in his hometown of Casey, IL.

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heather Grissom - Palmer

November 24, 2021

I remember going with my Dad to CAP concrete as a young girl. Steve was always so kind to my sister Holly and I. I rejoice knowing Steve is in heaven with Jesus.

John Bline

November 23, 2021

As a younger cousin of Steve we really met again as adults. The first time we talked I remember feeling and then telling Steve it seemed as though I knew him my whole life. Those are truly God’s gifts to us and ones we should cherish. Steve was a special man and I will miss him as will many others.
We all mourn Steve’s passing but know he is in the loving arms of God.

Corey Bline

November 23, 2021

Uncle Steve was such a generous, fun, and good man. He was very close to my father, his brother, Chuck Bline. I always felt like dad and uncle Steve had a special bond. They both did their own thing and understood each other as if they shared a brain. I can remember uncle Steve always bringing a few huge bags filled with fireworks when he visited. He knew they were illegal in Illinois so it was hard for us to get our hands on real fireworks. He was like Gandalf to me. As a kid, I saw him as a visitor from a far away land that always brought amazing fireworks to brighten up our night sky. He knew how to have a good time and make you feel included. He had an epic beard too.

I remember one time he let me drive his rental car. It was a white convertible mustang. It was sweet! :) He let me drive it out in the country and then to grandma and grandpas house. I was only 14 years old at the time, but I had been driving out in the country with dad for years. Uncle Steve didn’t care that I was just 14. He knew it would be something I would look back on later in life and smile.

Uncle Steve was a hard working man with a warm heart. I always felt comfortable around him even though I’d only see him maybe once a year. He just had a way of making you feel important. He reminds me so much of my dad. They even look alike. He will definitely be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY