Nathan Alan Steele

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 13, 2014

Oct. 4, 1980 — Feb. 11, 2014

SMITHDALE — Services for Nathan Alan Steele, 33, of Smithdale, who died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Howard officiating.

Burial will follow in Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday both at the church.

Mr. Steele was born Oct. 4, 1980, in Brookhaven, the son of David Alan Steele and Trisha Dianne Jordan Steele.

He was a graduate of Franklin’s High School class of 1999. After high school, he attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College where he received his degree as a machinist.

He later went back to school to receive his EMT license. After that, he was an EMT for the Miss-Lou Ambulance Service in Natchez. Through the years, he had always dreamed of starting an ambulance service in Meadville.

In June of 2010, he and Tyler Blalock incorporated their own ambulance service, and on Jan. 1, 2012, Rural Rapid Response became the primary ambulance service in Franklin County.

He was also the founding member of the Franklin County 911 Committee and organized the enhanced 911 system for Franklin County, which is one of the most advanced 911 systems in the state of Mississippi.

He was a volunteer firefighter for the Franklin County District 5 Fire Department. One of his favorite hobbies was dirt track racing.

Mr. Steele was preceded in death by his children, Ava and Claire Steele; and grandparents, Charles H. Jordan and Ruthie Thornton Jordan.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Morris Steele; parents; one brother, Anthony Steele and wife, Carey, of Smithdale; and one niece, Ally Steele.

Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin County District 5 Fire Department, Rural Rapid Response, Bobby Roger, Paul Cangemi, Tyler Blalock, Anthony Steele, Billy Dale Jordan and Joseph Cothren.

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