Edwin Leaburn Stepp


Edwin Leaburn Stepp, 80, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Bradley County and a member of Riverhills Church of God. Edwin was a longtime employee of Bowater. He also was a farmer, home builder, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leaburn and Viola Stepp; and sister, Anita Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ross Stepp; children: Eddie Stepp, Melody Stepp and Gregg (Robin) Stepp; grandchildren: Andrew (Chelsea) Denney, and Luke Stepp; great-grandchildren: Annalie, Olivia and Isla; siblings: Wanda Sue (Billy Joe) Thompson, Yvonne (Bill) Owens, June (R.B.) Alloway; brother-in-law, Russell Ward; and many more nieces, nephews, and extended family.

There will be a Celebration of Life service Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at Companion Funeral Home in Cleveland.

There will be a visitation prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Companion Chapel.

The burial will immediately follow the service at Moore’s Chapel cemetery.


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