Steven E. Council

May 21, 2013 

Steven Eugene Council, age 60, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Born in Ponca City, OK on July 16, 1952, he was the son of Wanda Council and the late Bill Council.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, James Bradley Kreusch.

Steve graduated in Ponca City, OK in 1970. He was active in the Po-Hi Cheerleading Squad and the Po-Hi Band and as a member he marched in President Nixon’s inaugural parade.

He attended the University of Oklahoma from 1970 to 1973. In 1973, he went to work for Conoco Oil Co. for oil exploration. During this time he lived in Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming until 1974, when he returned to OU.

Steve married Teri Ormsby on February 3, 1974 in Riverton, WY. He returned to Conoco in 1976 to 1981. During those years they lived in Yukon, OK and Roy, Utah, where they had their first child.

In October 1981, Steve moved back to Ponca City and went to work for Mertz in customer service. During those years, he traveled to China for two months to train the Chinese on their field equipment. He also represented Mertz Equipment at the Smithsonian Institute.

He was baptized at Council Road Baptist Church in 1977. In 1984 their second child was born. In 1986 he went to work for Air System Components. In 1987 their third child was born.

In 1993, Steve married Glenda Kay Bennett. They lived in Ponca City until 1999 and was transferred to Rocky Mount, NC to work for ASC and then Superior Essex in 2012.

The things he loved most were fishing, reading, singing in the First Baptist Church choir, and Sooner football. Most of all, he loved to be with friends and family.

Steve loved the Lord and let others know that God was a priority in life and was active in church his entire life.

Steve was survived by his mother, Wanda Council; wife of 19 years, Glenda Council; his daughters, Caren Kreusch (husband Jay) and Stephanie Council; and son, Bradley Council (wife Lindsey). He is also survived by a sister, Elaine McCalip (husband Rick); and brother, William M. Council (wife Elizabeth). Steve has three grandsons; John Steven, Peter and Mark.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Rocky Mount with Rev. Dennis Darville officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 1:30pm prior to the service and other times at the home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to First Baptist Church Choir Fund, 200 S. Church Street, Rocky Mount NC 27804 or Friends of Hospice – Nash General, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27804.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting

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