CRANE — Steven Lee Seward passed away at Medical Center Hospital on the evening of Oct. 31, 2014, after a brief illness. He was 53 years old.

 Steven was born Sept. 3, 1961, in Odessa to Dannie Lee Chaffin Seward and Delton Ray Seward. He was a long time resident of Brown County and graduated from Bangs High School in 1980. He moved to Odessa in 2003 where he worked in landscaping and construction.

 He attended church services at the Agape Dream Center in Odessa.

 Steven was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert “Bob” Seward.

 He is survived by his sister, Karla Harbin and her husband Larry of Crane; sister-in-law, Carol Seward of Brownwood; seven nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.

 A graveside service honoring his life will be held in the Bangs Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 with the Rev. Mark Cartwright officiating.

 Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.