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Felix Gideon Steele, III

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    accs1

    Felix Gideon Steele, III passed away on March 3, 2021, he was 76 years old. Felix was born in Selma, Alabama where he lived until 1962 when his family moved to Arizona. After 2 years of college in 1964 he joined the United States Marine Corp where he spent the next 5 years flying helicopters. He completed over 600 missions in the VietNam war, many of them missions of mercy to save lives. Returning to Arizona in 1971 he finished college and graduated from ASU in 1975. Felix settled in Pinetop, Arizona in 1976 where he gained employment in the Land Surveying profession. He established Steele Geographical Services and in 1994 became a Registered Land Surveyor.

    Felix is survived by his wife of 26 years Catherine and son Felix, IV; sister Cristy Herndon; brother William Steele (Mary); brother-in-law Joseph Zepke; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Felix or Uncle Fee as he was affectionately known, was a lifelong friend to many, he was always generous with his time and resources. He was a really good man and will be so dearly missed. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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    • #2973
      JoeReed
      • HMM-165 1967-68
      • Georgia

      RIP Uncle Fee.

      America...
      Home of the free because of the brave!

    • #2960
      Paul_Sheehan

      Felix and I were roommates in Class 1 – 1965 during Preflight at Pensacola. The picture above in not Felix.

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      This is the correct photo.

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