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Martin Steed Jr.

September 13, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Martin VanBuren "Bud" Steed Jr., 69, of Parkersburg, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born at Rockland, Ohio, a son of the late Martin V. Steed Sr. and Jessie Luella Smith Steed.

Martin was a graduate of Williamstown High School and was a self employed Carpenter.

Martin was a 32 degree Mason being a member of the Vienna Masonic Lodge #172, AF & AM. He had served as Grand Master in 1985, served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1996-1997, had served on the West Virginia Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee and was a member of the Nemesis Shrine.

He was also a master Gardener and enjoyed Woodworking.

Surviving is his wife, Winona Houser Steed; one son, Fredrick "Freddie" (Kristi) Steed of Cairo; three daughters, Tracey Steed, Mary J. (fiance John Sprague) Steed and Sara Steed, all of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one expected in November; one brother, Arlis (Kay) Steed of Waverly and a sister, Patricia Evans of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Burney and a brother, Gary Steed.

There will be a Masonic Graveside service held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen North Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg from 1-8 p.m. today.

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