Lanny Arthur Steele

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Lanny Arthur Steele

November 30, 1943 - March 09, 2019

Lanny Arthur Steele Lanny Arthur "Big Iron" Steele 75, of Whitney passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Town Hall Estates in Whitney. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney, Mr. David Snipes officiated. Burial was at Smith Bend Coon Creek Cemetery.

Lanny was born on November 30, 1943 in Hillsboro to Arthur and Lonye M. Steele. Lanny graduated from Aquilla High School in 1962. He married Marita Hill on May 25, 1965 in Hillsboro. He worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from 1967 until he retired as a warden in 1993 at the age of 50. After retirement he moved to Hillsboro and worked at the Limestone Detention Center as the director. Lanny then finished out his career as the Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge before retiring completely. After retirement he enjoyed playing dominoes in downtown Hillsboro.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lonye Steele.

He is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Marita Steele of Whitney, a son Keith Steele of Whitney, daughters, Shanna Jones and husband, Mike and Kim Austin and husband Ben all of Whitney. Five grandchildren, Shelbey Guerrero of College Station, Stacey Guerrero of Whitney, Bailee and McKinlee Sheddan and Kasen Austin of Whitney, brother Sammy Steele of Hillsboro and two nephews.

A special thanks is extended from the family to staff members at Town Hall Estates in Whitney as well as Providence Hospice for the wonderful care provided.
Published on March 11, 2019
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rob weber
Mar 13, 2019
To say I miss you would be a huge understatement. I had a front row seat with you for many years. Seldom has there been a day that I have not had a laugh at the many thinks we got to experience together. Many of which I can not repeat because people would simply not believe it. Over the years I have been called "little lanny" to which I took as a compliment. I will continue to share our stories because it was a very special time in my life and am proud to have the opportunity to be in your presents. My you rest in peace and for God's sake be yourself... "A Great Friend"
Pastor Charles Greggs
Mar 11, 2019
He was a Great Supervisor and person. May God Bless his family.