Mr. Franklin Ronald (Ronnie) Steed, age 73, of Denton, NC passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 at
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after a courageous and valiant 4 year battle with Leukemia.
service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 18 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. James T. (Chip) Webb.
Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Steed laid in state on Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at
Briggs Funeral Home.
Ronnie was born in Davidson County, NC on May 21, 1947 to Roland and Erlene Varner Steed. He was
a member of First Methodist Church. In addition to his parents Ronnie was preceded in death by a sister, Jill McDowell.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Klass Steed of the home; daughter, Lyndy Steed of Southmont; son, Corby Steed of Cornelius;
stepson, Daniel Thompson and wife Diane of Asheville; two grandchildren Lawrence and Penelope Thompson; sister, Kitty Gallimore
and husband Ralph of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Eddie Steed of Swansboro and Dave Steed and wife Lois of North Myrtle
Beach. Ronnie was also a favorite uncle to more than a dozen nephews and nieces. In his parents final years he
attended to their every need and was their primary caregiver.
Ronnie was a graduate of Denton High School and attended
East Carolina University where he majored in Political Science. After college and being an entrepreneur, he returned
to Denton where he was involved in several successful businesses. Prior to retirement 3 years ago he was co-owner of
the Old Country Store.
Ronnie was an outstanding athlete at Denton High School where, along with his lifetime best friend,
Tom Morris, started for 4 years on the baseball team, making all conference their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years.
In those years Denton played in the Central Carolinas Conference where they competed against much larger schools but none
the less more than held their own against the stiff competition. In later years Ronnie was a little league baseball
He loved the Denton community and was always striving to do his part to make it the wonderful and unique community
it is today. He was well respected by all. He was very generous person and many times anonymously assisted those
less fortunate. He was known for his quick wit and used humor to everyone’s best advantage. His infectious
smile will be missed by his many friends.
The family would like to thank the many friends who supported Ronnie during
his illness, including Tom Morris, Mark Smith and Laura Potts.
Memorials may be made to Autism Society of North Carolina,
Attn: Donations Coordinator, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 27605 or www.autismsociety-nc.org
Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Steed family.
Online Condolences may be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com