Steve DeFord

Born: Fri., Sep. 22, 1950
Died: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Goad Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Goad Funeral Home

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​Steve DeFord, 66, of Scottsville, KY passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2017 at his residence.  The Indianapolis, IN native was a Viet Nam U. S. Navy veteran, former manager of Damon's and Ruby Tuesday in Athens, OH, former chef at Disney World and former RN at the Tulane Medical Center in Louisiana.  He was the son of the late Hazel DeFord. 


​He is survived by his lifelong companion:  Thelma Willis, Scottsville, KY;

1 daughter:  Rebecca Kemery, Arizona;

Thelma's sons:  Eugene Willis; Terry Willis and wife, Tina; and David Willis and wife, Alisa, all of Athens, OH;

​11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Goad Funeral Home with Chaplain Bob Ward officiating and cremation to follow.  Visitation will be after 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Goad Funeal Home.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations for funeral expenses.  Donations may be made at Goad Funeral Home.  


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Rebekah Kemery
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Oh Daddy.... I love you... I will keep you forever close to my heart.. So many things I wish I could have said. I will never forget Thelma for she was the best thing that EVER happened to you. I love you and you will be missed.

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