Robert Stepp, age 82, of Blue Ridge, entered into the arms of Jesus Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born in Epworth June 29, 1936. Robert was a loving and devoted father and husband. He had a love of music. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Gertrude Higdon Stepp; sisters, Dorothy Ray and Cleo Barton; and brothers, Earnest Stepp and Otis Stepp.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Stepp; his children and their spouses, Teresa Stepp of Blue Ridge, Joan and Richard Marsh of Charlotte, North Carolina and Genevieve and James Dockery of Blue Ridge; a grandson, Cole Robert Marsh of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Barbara Stepp; sisters and brother-in-law, Jane Miller of Blue Ridge and Louise and John Owen of Illinois.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hightower and John Stewart officiating. Music was provided by Teresa Stepp, Lynn Ward, James Sluder, Bill Cochran and Harriet Frye.
Interment followed in the Sunrise Tabernacle Church Cemetery with Cole Robert Marsh, Melvin Cole, Dwayne Rhodes, Tony Rhodes, Harold Rhodes and Richard White serving as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family online at akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was entrusted with the arrangements.