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Steve Lamar Earwood, age 68, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his home. He was a son of Helen Wiseman and Jr. Earwood. Steve was raised in the Oakley neighborhood of Asheville and spent extensive time in Fairview with his extended family. Steve attended Oakley Elementary and graduated from Reynolds High School. Early in his life he worked alongside his father at Sayles Bleachery before joining the Merchant Marine and working with chemical tankers in Wilmington, NC. Upon his retirement he relocated to Avery County to reside on Mullin Hill Road, where his mother’s family were raised near the old cattle market and Stamey's store.
The Wiseman family are historical bear hunters and he enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow hunters, hunting with his dogs and fishing. He belonged to the Daniel Boone Bear Club, the club which address the needs of people within the community.
Steve had a heart of gold which led him to do extensive volunteer work including the Fairveiw, Acme-Delco and Green Valley Fire & Rescue Departments.
Steve is survived by his wife, Susan Daniels Earwood; son, Matthew; step-sons: Alan and Stephen Goza and chosen son, Michael Robinson; brother, Robert; sister-in-law, Lynn; niece, Stephanie, the child of his heart and Mary Jane Wiseman Bailey, whom he considered his sister. Also surviving is his step-mother, Francis Smith Earwood and several step-siblings and nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1 in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Bill Mitchell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hughes, Shuford Carpenter, Mike Carpenter, Benny Vance, John Vance and Eddie "Skeet" Bordeaux and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Daniel Boone Bear Club.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Daniel Boone Bear Club in memory of Steve at 506 Trice Fork Mountain Road, Newland, NC 28657.