Steven C. Ebert, 65, of Rio Grande, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, at Abbyshire Place, Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was born October 28, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Gordon C. Ebert, Jr. and Donna J. Gallagher Ebert, who survives him. Steve graduated from Centralia High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, Pensacola Christian College and Tri-State Bible College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from Merillat Industries in Jackson, Ohio. He attended Faith Baptist Church and pastored several local Baptist churches. Steve loved G.A.H.S. sports and maintained the score books for girls softball, boys basketball and football.
Surviving are his two daughters and four grandchildren, Amanda L. Stapleton of Rio Grande, Ohio and her sons, Tyler, Alex and Quentin; Sarah E. Ebert of Spring Lake, North Carolina and her daughter, Kylie; a son, Brian J. Ebert of Spring Lake, North Carolina; mother, Donna J. Ebert of Chillicothe, Ohio; and a brother, Greg (Donna) Ebert of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Steve was preceded in death by his dad, Gordon Ebert, Jr., and a son, Jeffrey S. Ebert on December 24, 1996.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Chillicothe, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Pallbearers will be Brent Saunders, Mike Brace, Kenny Stapleton, Greg Ebert, Tyler Ebert and Alex Stapleton.
There will be military graveside services by volunteers of the Merritt American Legion Post 142.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Steve’s memory to the GAHS Stadium Project, 61 State St., Gallipolis, OH 45631.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.