Robert Lawrence Steele1924 ~ 2011ST. GEORGE, UTRobert Lawrence Steele passed away on October 1 2011. He was born February 13, 1924 in Nampa, Idaho to Otis Dale and Clara Anderson Steele. He married Lois Hilbert on October 28, 1944. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Robert served in the US Navy during World War II and was proud to serve his country. After the war, he worked as an accountant for a number of businesses including being the Accounting Manager for JC Penny Western Division. He served as the Business Manager for the Millard County School District for 23 years. He retired in 1987 and moved to St. George.He was an active member of the LDS Church. He was Clerk for a number of Bishops and Stake Presidents. He was active in the American Legion and will be buried with full military honors. Of all the jobs Dad had, he liked being a father the best.Robert is survived by his children: JoEllen (William) Foster; Robert L. Jr. (Cheri); Mark H. (Sherry); Karen (Douglas) Jennings and John M. (Stephanie); 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the Mortuary. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.