James Leonard Steidley, 89, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Saturday, January 7, 2017. James was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on August 4, 1927 to the late Lester Holt Steidley and Annie (Manovsky) Steidley. He attended Oklahoma University, graduating with a degree in Geology. His career in the oil exploration industry continued for 45 years. James was a Staff Sargent in the Merchant Marines, and a Bronze Star recipient in the Korean War as an Infantryman. James was preceded in death by his brothers: George Steidley, Walter Steidley and Tommy Steidley, and wife, Barbara Steidley, and daughter Susan Mauldin. James is survived by his daughters Karen Beckenbach (Andy) and Amy Damon (Michael Hausmann), and son J. Eric Steidley (Jennifer), and grandson Emmett Louis Steidley. A celebration of James' life will be held Thursday, January 12th at 3:00 PM MT at Horan & McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood.
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