Steven Hemphill, 72

Steven L. "Steve" Hemphill, 72, of Wabash, died at 1:02 pm, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at his home. 

He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Wabash, to Minerd and E. Lucille (Friermood) Hemphill.

Steve was a 1965 graduate of Southwood High School. He married Sharon Patterson in Swayzee, on June 18, 1971.

Steve retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash after several years.  He was a member of the Wabash County Emergency Management Association 25 years, and the Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting guns, and watching westerns and NASCAR on television. He also worked on the pit crew for several racing teams. Steve especially loved his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hemphill of Wabash; daughter, Melissa (John) Brutchen, and three grandchildren, Justin, Lily, and Andrew Brutchen, all of Winchester. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and best friend, Fred Steller.

Family will receive friends 4-7pm Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be no service.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Emergency Management Service.

The memorial guest book for Steve may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Dec 18