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Solesbee, William Stephen (Steve)

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April 9, 1950 - July 26, 2019

Solesbee, William Stephen (Steve)

William Stephen (Steve) Solesbee, age 69 of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a burial service will be held at a later date in Vernon, Texas.

Steve  graduated from the International School, Manila, Philippines and attended Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas.

He was a gifted pianist and singer who loved to entertain his friends and family with gospel / religious music.  One of his favorite songs was “His Eye is On the Sparrow.”  Steve was an entrepreneur who found success in the answering service business and flower shops.  He loved to travel and found it difficult to stay in one place for long.  His last few years were spent moving between Dallas, Brandon, MS, and Honolulu.  His travel normally followed the annual seasonal changes since he had been raised in the tropics.

Steve is survived by his sister, Dr. Carol  Solesbee, DAOM, his cousins, Carmelita (Sis) Mills and  Bennie Kay Davis, who kept up with his travels, and numerous other cousins.  He was preceded in death by his beloved parents:  Rev. W.A. (Bill) and Ella Ruth (Enloe) Solesbee, and his grandparents.

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Sherry Robbins

August 13, 2019 2:19AM

Steve became a very dear friend of mine. He will be missed dearly. I love you, Steve.

Vic Greene

August 08, 2019 12:00PM

Steve was an entrepreneur from an early age! Seems like I remember something about comic books st mission meeting! I’m thankful for Steve’s peace. May you know A full measure of God’s comfort and strength.

Susan Parkman Shillito

August 07, 2019 3:59PM

Steve was one of a kind. I grew up with him in the Philippines and have wonderful memories of that time. He was president of our senior class at the American School. Carol, you are in my prayers at this most difficult time of losing a big brother.

James and Belinda Lochridge

August 07, 2019 12:50PM

Carol, know that we are praying for you and your family and friends during these days.