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In Memory of

Charles Raymond STEPTER

November 29, 2016

Obituary


CHARLES RAYMOND STEPTER, SR. was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at age 93, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 19, 1923, the youngest child of George Douglas Stepter, Sr. and Sadie Eudora Lasseter Stepter. After growing up in Dallas during the Depression, he graduated from high school in 1941 and after beginning what would become a lifetime career in the insurance industry, he enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was a decorated bomber pilot in WWII...

CHARLES RAYMOND STEPTER, SR. was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at age 93, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 19, 1923, the youngest child of George Douglas Stepter, Sr. and Sadie Eudora Lasseter Stepter. After growing up in Dallas during the Depression, he graduated from high school in 1941 and after beginning what would become a lifetime career in the insurance industry, he enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was a decorated bomber pilot in WWII and flew many missions over Japan from his metal slat over frozen tundra airfield on Attu, the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. His squadron, the Empire Express, was the only one to bomb Japan from a land airfield until the US took enough islands to do that from the South Pacific. After the war, he resumed his career in the insurance industry and in 1968 moved to Central Florida as the Southeast Regional Vice President of CNA Insurance and was responsible for building what was long known as the CNA Building in downtown Orlando. He was very active in Central Florida business and charitable life and in his church. When he retired from CNA, he was for many years an insurance consultant, primarily for major businesses and government entities in Central Florida. Upon full retirement, he remained active, including a Jail Ministry and teaching language and math skills to slow learners in the public schools. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George Jr. and Louis Winfield Stepter, his first wife of more than 40 years, Eugenia (Genia) Belle Baise Stepter and his second wife of more than 20 years, Amarinthia (Pinka) McEwan Stepter. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. Stepter, Jr. and Marie L. Stepter, and three nephews, Louis Winfield, Jr., Norman Wayne and Sherrill Eugene Stepter. Funeral arrangements were handled by Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, where he is laid to rest with his first wife. At his request, there was no public service.