COMANCHE Graveside services for Billy J. Steele, 68, of De Leon will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1, in Oak wood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Comanche Funeral Home.

He died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

He was born May 1, 1941, in Comanche County, to Homer R. Steele and Odell (Reeder) Steele. He was a machinist formerly employed by Otis Engineering. He was a Baptist. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include his sons, Billy Steele and wife Sharon of Mesquite and William R. Steele of Farmers Branch; daughter, Tina Steele of Addison; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Buddy Reeder and wife Sue of Brownwood.