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Official Obituary of

James Royal Steptoe Jr.

May 28, 1931 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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James Steptoe Jr. Obituary

James Royal Steptoe Jr., 92, of New Market, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2024, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on May 28, 1931, in Page County and was a son of the late James Royal Steptoe Sr. and Katherine Elizabeth Veney Steptoe.

James was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. James owned and operated Steptoe's Barber Shop, the family business started by his father in 1921 until his retirement in 2014.

On September 2, 1956, he married Martha Ann Broaddus Steptoe, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Pamela Denise Steptoe of Washington, D.C., and Christie Renee Thornton of St. Robert, MO; a sister, Edith Butler of New Market; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael James Steptoe.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market by the Rev. Stephen R. Creech. Burial will be in the Broaddus Family Cemetery in Luray, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue, Woodstock, VA 22664. 

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Family will receive friends
January 4, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Manor Memorial United Methodist
9320 N Congress St
New Market, VA 22844

A Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Manor Memorial United Methodist
9320 N Congress St
New Market, VA 22844

Interment to follow service

Broaddus Family Cemetery
Butler Lane
Luray, VA 22835


Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue
600 N. Main St., Suite 109, Woodstock VA 22664


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