Battle Coleman Steele
Battle Coleman Steele, 67 of Oxford, passed away on Friday, April 8th 2022 after a lengthy illness.
Born on January 6, 1955, to Madelene and Ralph Steele of Southern Granville County, Battle was a graduate of South Granville High School and Elon College. He played football and excelled in his studies. He worked for Union National Bank and eventually purchased and operated Dutchville Builders, the building supply that was started by his grandfather and namesake, Battle C. Roberts.
Battle was preceded in death by his mother Madelene Steele and his wife, Mesheile Roberts Steele. Surviving are his daughter Shelby Cole (husband James, daughters Savannah and Avery) and his brother Luke (wife Phyllis, daughters Nicole and Kirsten)
Although Battle’s life bore many scars, those who knew Battle in his youth will remember a man who would do anything for a friend. We recognize that at last, he has found peace.
Visitation will be held at 12:30 PM at the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor on Sunday, April 24,, 2022, with the service to follow at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Oxford House Sober Living ( https://oxfordhouse.org/) or TROSA in Durham ( https://trosainc.org/).