Steven LaBelle, 69, of Zeigler, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, passed away at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2022 at his home.
Steve was born on March 9, 1953 in Herrin to Norman A. and Delores Marie (Ralls) LaBelle. He married the love of his life, Julia Ann Cavitt Hargrove on September 11, 1994 in Murray, Kentucky.
Steve honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam era. He was employed by Schwan’s Frozen Foods for many years as a product manager. His job took him and his wife from Murray, Kentucky to Columbia, Tennessee for a few years and he eventually retired in Zeigler in 2004. He later went on to work for Crownline Boats as a delivery driver and he also worked in dispatch for Southern Motor Freight and PTL.
Steve was a member of the Zeigler Masonic Lodge #1048. He was also a member of the Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois. He enjoyed hunting and mowing grass. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Steve is survived by his wife, Julia LaBelle of Zeigler; two daughters, Alicia (Steve) Hargrove Duff of Murray, KY and Rebecca Hargrove Stanton of Troy; six grandchildren, Jordan Watts, Cadence Stanton, Surin Stanton, Lilly Ann Martin, Dylan Duff, and Aniston Duff; half-sister, Mona (Roy) Grabbe of Houston, TX; half-brother, Terry (Linda) Dillon of Houston, TX; aunt, Betty Russo of Marion. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Steve is preceded by his father, Norman A. LaBelle; mother & step-father, Delores & Sonny Hunter; daughter, Amanda LaBelle; in-laws, Terry & Jeanette Cavitt; siblings, Norman, Brad, Brian, and Debbie LaBelle; uncle, Paul Russo.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
A second funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2022 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray, Kentucky with interment to follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday at JH Churchill Funeral Home in Murray.
Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.
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