Steve Landreth

October 11, 1961 - August 13, 2013
Steve Landreth


Mark Steven “Steve” Landreth, Sr., 51, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Pender Memorial Hospital.

Born in New Albany, IN, he was a son of the late John William Landreth and Frances Byrd Purlee and step-father Errol Purlee. He was a member of Gibson Avenue Baptist Church and he and his wife fostered children for 13 years. Steve never met a stranger and loved everyone he met.

A loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Wendy Schell Landreth of the home; four sons, Mark Steven Landreth, Jr., Lawrence Peter Schell, Eli Joseph Landreth, Jeremiah Isaiah Landreth, all of Wilmington; three daughters, Victoria Schell Palmer (Matt) of MN, Kemia Kay Landreth, Gabriela Christina Landreth, both of Wilmington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Kathy Davis of Wilmington; two brothers, Danny William Landreth (Marlene) of Pekin, IN, James Clinton Landreth of Charlotte; and a sister, Julia Ann Wiseman (Denny) of Clarksville, IN.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be 11 am Saturday at Gibson Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Tex Floyd officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to assist with the care of his children; c/o Joy Williams; 3111 Monticello Drive; Wilmington, NC 28405.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 15, 2013
    Kim Lewis says:
    Wendy I am so sorry to hear about Steve,I know what you are going through at this time.Just talked to him monday night & was so shocked to hear about his passing.May god be with you & all of your loved ones.Sending prayers.

  • August 15, 2013
    Kacey Trout says:
    Wendy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I will always remember his kindness and his incredible love for all of his children. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Kacey

  • August 19, 2013
    Renee murphy says:
    Wendy, thinking of you and Mia, Gabby, Jeremiah, and especially Eli. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Steve was a great man and I know without question the he lived his life to the fullest living you and all of your children. I will be praying for all of you in the upcoming days and months. Take care.

  • August 18, 2013
    BabyDoll says:
    Baby, I was so blessed to have had you in my life. I will keep you always with me, and everywhere I am you'll be. I will not ever let our children forget who you were or the memories of your love and gentle face. Loving You Forever until I see you soon

  • August 15, 2013
    Crystal Martin says:
    Uncle Steve we will always love you. There will never be another Uncle like you. You have filled my life with such great memories that I will never forget. I know that you are in a better place and the helps with the pain but always know that WE LOVE YOU and WE MISS YOU and I know that you are watching over everyone and are smiling down at us. May you rest in peace Uncle Steve. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Crystal, Colby, Camdin and Caison