Mr. Michael Larry Stepto Sr, 80, of Fort Myers, FL peacefully passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023, at the Larsen Health Center in Fort Myers, FL.
Born May 2, 1943, in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late John Stepto and Vera Toney Stepto. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Estella K. Stepto and his brother Stephen S. Stepto.
Mr. Stepto was a devout Catholic that cared deeply for his family and enjoyed giving back to his community. He served our country in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Army as a Major in 1981. He graduated from Murray State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Memphis from the School of Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist until 2012. He proudly served in multiple organizations including a Lifetime membership of the Military Officers Association of America, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus. In retirement, he enjoyed living in Fort Myers, Florida, playing golf, volunteering on mission trips around the globe and traveling the country.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Cathy Grant and husband, Jimmy of Clarksville, TN; two sons, Michael L. Stepto, Jr. and wife, Tiffany of Evansville, IN, and Jeffery Harrell of Benton, KY; one brother, Mr. John Stepto, Jr. and wife Irene of Winston Salem, NC; one sister, Mrs. Monica Joy Cogan and husband, Ben, of Abbeyville, SC; seven grandchildren, Justin Grant, Brittany Holt, Alan Michael Stepto, Phoebe Stepto, Jason Harrell, Joshua Harrell, Jessica Harrell; as well as two great-grandchildren, Caroline Holt and Andrew Holt.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2023, at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, Kentucky with Father Josh McCarty officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the St. Leo Catholic Church Building Fund, 401 North 12th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
Online condolences can be made at, www.jhchurchill.com