Steven Edward McNeill

February 4, 1962 - August 3, 2020
Steven Edward McNeill


Steve McNeill, age 58, was born in Shelby, Ohio. After a long illness, he passed from this life the morning of August 3, 2020, at New Hanover Regional Medical Cen­ter in Wilmington, NC. He is the son of Neil and Charlene McNeill of On­tario, Ohio.

Steve was a 1980 grad­uate of Lexington High School, and also a graduate of Ohio University.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his precious sons Matthew McNeill of Denver, Colorado, and Kyle McNeill of Tempe, Arizona, sister Linda McNeill Wilson (Doug) of Mansfield, and brother Craig McNeill (Jodi) of Mansfield, his beloved fiancee Kirn Madison of Kure Beach, NC, and her children; Conner, Aubrey, and Bailey Madison. He is also survived by neph­ew Alex Brown of Sandusky, niece Leslie (Brown) Miller of Sarasota, Florida, and her husband Nick, nephews Evan, Easton, and Janson McNeill of Mansfield, Aunts Sandra Hogue, Brunswick, Don­na Smith, Archbold, and Anne Brower of Indiana. He is also survived by loving cousins and a host of friends from childhood through his adult years.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Evan and Ruth McNeill, Roberta Fullard and Wal­ter O Smith, Uncles Jim Smith, and Carl Hogue,
cousin David Brower, and Aunt and Uncle Ariane and Kenneth Ward.

Steve touched many lives with his outgoing na­ture, his kindness, amazing sense of humor, warm smile, and ability to connect with people from all walks of life. He always managed to maintain a positive attitude and did his best to make others feel at ease and important to him. He is dearly missed.

An Ohio celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a future date, which will be announced to family and friends able to attend.

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  • August 09, 2020
    Angela Tarleton says:
    A kindhearted good man, will be missed dearly. Love you Steve rock on in heaven

  • August 09, 2020
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  • August 09, 2020
    The Formica Family - says:
    Our deepest condolences on your loss. We will surely miss his presence with you on the porch and sharing his hockey stories with the boys. They loved to hear about them.

  • August 09, 2020
    James Wade says:
    We've laughed so hard we cried. I'm gonna miss those moments . Steve My good friend you will be missed.

  • September 08, 2020
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