Ralph W. Steelman

April 29, 1937January 11, 2021

Ralph Woodrow Steelman, 83, passed away on January 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by parents, 3 brothers, a sister and a son-in-law.

Mr. Steelman retired from the U.S. Navy and was the former owner of Stebbins Lawn Equipment and former General Manager of R & K Coats.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Juanita Pearl Steelman, a daughter Cathy, 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Steven, 7 great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 15, 10:00 a.m. at Princess Anne Memorial Park.

Friends may offer condolences at


  • Juanita Pearl Steelman, Loving wife of 66 years
  • Cathy, Daughter
  • Matthew, Grandchild
  • Steven, Grandchild
  • Mr. Steelman is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


Ralph W. Steelman

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Sandy Woods

January 15, 2021

Juanita and Cathy, our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. It was sad to hear that Ralph has gone to heaven. He is your Angel now, watching over both of you.

Pauls Ritchea

January 13, 2021

So Sorry to hear about Ralph . hunted with him for many years along with his brothers. Prayers for family

Margaret Norfleet

January 13, 2021

Very sorry about Mr Steelman’s death. He was a very faithful Emmaus member who attended most all of the Gatherings. He will be missed by his family, friends, church family and the Tidewater Emmaus community. My thoughts and prayer are with his family.

TW 79

Joe & Sue Norris

January 13, 2021

It is with sadness that we share love, concern and condolences with the Steelman family. Praying the Lord will give each of you His comforting peace.
Love in Christ, joe and Sue Norris

Sherry Norberg

January 13, 2021

Aunt Juanita & Cathy,
My heart breaks for you and for us all with the loss of Uncle Ralph. As I told Dad, with such a big family, we are so very blessed with so much love, but along with that love comes so much loss.
Uncle Ralph meant so very much to us all! He made all us "gal babies" feel so very loved! I have so many wonderful memories of the spring break vacations I spent staying with he and Aunt Nita (and Bandit!).
I'm so very thankful for all the love and guidance he gave Quinten. Quinten will forever carry on the Steelman Family hunting tradition thanks to his Pap and all of his incredible Great Uncles!
I know he is enjoying his reunion in heaven with Papaw, Mamaw, Uncle Bobby, Uncle Jesse, Aunt Patti and Uncle Eddie (and his "other" brother Uncle Gene Davis!). Until we are all together again, you'll forever be in our hearts...
All my love and deepest sympathies,
Blessed to have been one of his "Gal Babies" ~ Sherry