OBITUARY

Alton L. Steverson

February 25, 1953March 10, 2019

LEXINGTON – Alton Louis Steverson, 66, of Lexington, South Carolina, passed from this earthly life on Sunday, March 10, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Alton was born in Barnwell County on February 25, 1953 to the late Hamp and Thelma Templeton Steverson. Mr. Steverson went by many names during his life. To most he was just simply “Al”; to some he was “Dad”, “PaPa”, “Uncle Al”, “Uncle Tooney”, “Brother”, “Big Al” or “Friend”. Whatever he was called, he was truly loved and he returned that love. From Al’s earliest years, he enjoyed working on cars. It came as no surprise that he joined the South Carolina Army National Guard “pulling wrenches” on the tanks. It was there that Al attained the rank of E-5 and retired after twenty-eight years, nineteen of which were spent at McEntire Joint National Guard. While at McEntire, he worked as a grounds mechanic and spent time abroad in Turkey, Germany and other places studying the elements of the new tanks that were being sent to places such as Afghanistan. Mr. Steverson is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Murray Steverson of Lexington, SC; his daughters, Tammy (Tony) Pearson and Andrea K. Shumpert, both of Lexington; his son, Timothy (Melissa) Kimsey of Lexington; step-son, Christopher (Rob) Johnson of Florida and son-in-law, Jason Shumpert of Lexington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kaytlin Shumpert of Prosperity, Dalton Shumpert and Samantha Pearson, both of Lexington. Al’s family and friends that remain to cherish his memory are extensive and include his brother, Wade (Linda) Steverson of Escondido, California; sister, Sherill S. Wessinger of Chapin, SC, and special sister-in-law, Ida Foti of Lexington, SC; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from the east coast to the west coast. Al was predeceased by his parents and Kay English Steverson; his brothers-in-law, Steven Foti and Carl Wessinger. Al enjoyed a friendly game of poker with friends and family. He also enjoyed traveling to many places and going to the races, when he could, with the guys. In his latter days, Al could be found most often in front of the television watching the western channel or having a cup of coffee down at the local Waffle House. Please make any memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of your choice. Alton Louis Steverson was greatly loved and will be even more greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with inurnment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. It was Al’s wish that no one should dress up, but come as you are, whether it is in jeans, t-shirts or flip flops.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Inurnment Saturday, March 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alton L. Steverson

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Susan Allen

March 15, 2019

I am proud and honored that Al was and will alway be part of the Allen's Compressor Service Family.

I appreciate his good friendship, his hard work, his Knowledge, his kindness and his wit.

I miss your visits already.

Rest In Peace until we meet again dear friend and thank you for sharing your wonderful family with ours.

Jim Allen

March 15, 2019

Rest in peace my good friend. I will miss you dearly!

Wade Sturkie

March 15, 2019

Going to miss you Al, after coming in the paint store for all of these years!

Wade Sturkie
E.D.’s Interiors

Wayne Hughes

March 14, 2019

God blessed me the day my son introduced me to al and his family his presence will greatly be missed may God bless you all

Danny Suggs

March 14, 2019

I always enjoyed being around Al at drill or Ft. Stewart Ga. Cooking on the grill always happy, telling jokes.He was a joy to be around.
RIP Brother See ya in the big drill hall one day.

Ida Foti

March 14, 2019

Words can never express the love I have for you. I am proud to be your sister-in-law. Your love for Sandra is unmeasurable. I will miss our poker games, travel and good times. May you Rest In Peace.

Ida Foti

March 14, 2019

Words can never express the love I had for you. I’m proud to have been your sister-in-law , the love you had for Sandra is unmeasurable. I will miss our poker games, travels and good times. May you Rest In Peace. Will love you always.

Cindy Roland Oneal

March 14, 2019

To the family.. I have known Al for years. Since we were in high school.I am so sorry for the lost.He will be missed. Now he is with God and the angels.Love y'all and Andrea... Cindy

Sherill Wessinger

March 14, 2019

Your arms were strong and sure when I needed you to support me. You came any time I called and said that I needed you. You gave the support that only a brother could give a sister. I will miss you. Love goes beyond death into life when we believe. Love you always, Sherill

Roy Johnson

March 13, 2019

Al
We worked together at the UTES on Leesburg Rd in the SC Army National Guard. You were a great friend and soldier and I will miss you dearly. When you retired and started to work with the air compressor company that serviced our equipment at the shop years ago was the last time I talked too you and did not know it would be my last time to see you.
I Love you my dear friend and will miss you dearly.
Take Care Soldier Up
SGM Retired Roy Johnson

FROM THE FAMILY