Thomas Beck Steed (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Beck Steed, Jr., 89, of 106 Florence St. entered into rest on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Tranquility Hospice in Austell, GA. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Lincolnton Baptist Church with Rev. Paul C. Reviere and Rev. Dan Rosser officiating. Interment will follow at Lincolnton City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Aycock, Bob Steed, Ed Turner, Thomas Allen Steed, David Lang Wilkie and Charles Ware. Mr. Steed was the son of the late Thomas Beck Steed, Sr. and the late Olive Eugenia Lang Steed. He was a retired Lieutenant Commander with 24 years of service in the United States Navy serving in active duty during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Steed was also retired Lincoln County Clerk and served with the Red Cross. He was a member and a faithful servant of Lincolnton Baptist Church where he served as church treasurer and as a deacon. Survivors include one son, Marcus Steed and wife, Susan of Powder Springs, GA.; one daughter, Norma Joyce Wilkie of Corpus Christi, TX.; one sister, Eugenia Baker of Cedartown, GA.; five grandchildren, Donald Allen Wilkie, Thomas Allen Steed, David Lang Wilkie, Michael Lee Steed and wife, Cheryl and Natalie Martinez. Mr. Steed was preceded in death by his wife Norma Wolfe Steed. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, P.O. Box 498, Emmitsburg, MD. 21727 or to the Lincolnton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 357, Lincolnton, GA. 30817. You may sign the family's online guestbook at: . The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, GA. 706-359-3222. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-November 17, 2009