Steve Anderson Guest, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
Steve was born on April 25, 1935, in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1957, he joined the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. While serving in the Air Force, he met the love of his life, Ursula Vogel. They married in 1957. Together, they raised four boys and traveled and lived all over the world before retiring in Sumter.
Steve was an avid hunter and fisherman. He only fished on days that ended in 'Y'. He was an engaged citizen and supported veterans, the Sumter Elks Lodge and St. Jude's Catholic Church. He served as a Cub Scout leader, athletic coach for football, baseball and basketball and remained an active supporter of youth programs after his retirement. Steve was an avid gardener and an excellent cook. He was also a practical joker and had a great sense of humor. While dining at local diners and restaurants, he always requested a glass of diet water and stuffed hummingbird tongue for his appetizer. He also loved to serve his grandkids his special dish of "alligator soup," which was Ramen Noodle soup.
Steve was a loving husband to his wife, Ursula. He was a proud father to Steve Jr., John (Cindy), Mike (Ritamaria) and Jeff (Lorene). He was the best Opa ever to Becky, Christina (Chad), Bobbie (Arthur), Johnny, Nicole, Cody, Briann, and Holley. And he was an even better Great Opa to Allison, Avery and Izzy.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Bullock Funeral Home in Sumter. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Sumter, and he will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Florence.
In lieu of any flowers or gifts, please make a donation on behalf of the Guest Family to the Sumter ASPCA or the Sumter Guignard Animal Clinic.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.