Obituary for George Stephen "Steve" Ealey
George Stephen (Steve) Ealey passed away peacefully with his family in Hoquiam on December 18, 2017. Steve was born to George H. and Jean McCorkle Ealey on December 8, 1951 in Forrest City, Arkansas.
Steve’s parents moved from Arkansas to Aberdeen when Steve was in grade school. He attended Aberdeen Schools and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1970 and then graduated from Grays Harbor College in 1972.
He worked for AMFAC Electric for many years and then worked for Oval Strapping and the Hoquiam School District, retiring in 2014.
Steve married R. Anna Bralens on March 31, 1978. Steve was a caring, gentle and kind man of integrity and character, who had a deep faith in God. Steve loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks. He also enjoyed collecting knives, fishing and, before cancer was diagnosed, played slow pitch and enjoyed bodybuilding and working out. Steve was a long-time member of Immanuel Baptist in Hoquiam. Steve and Anna travelled with their best friends/family, Tom and Lorrie Lane, on two Caribbean cruises, Hawaii, Mexico and most recently, went hot-air ballooning at the Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, NM. Steve especially enjoyed spending time with his two sons.
Steve is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna, and his sons, Marc and Craig Ealey, of Hoquiam, WA, his sister, Carole Lea (Bob) of Port Angeles, brother-in-law, Peter Bralens, of Mt. Vernon, as well as best friends and family, Tom and Lorrie Lane. Steve also had special friends, Bob Brown, Wayne Cotton and Gary Geddes, who were special to him and supported him through his sixteen-year battle with cancer. The family thanks Pastor Kent Gravley for his support and encouragement during Steve’s journey as well as his church family.
Memorials can be given to Timberland Bank of Hoquiam’s Relay for Life Cancer Walk Team or in c/o Immanuel Baptist Church for the Sonshine Park, in memory of Steve Ealey.
The memorial service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Soule Avenue, Hoquiam, WA on Saturday, January 6, 2017, at 11:00 am.
A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, WA.
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