Joseph Steffey Jr.

Posted 6/26/20

Joseph Enoch Steffey Jr., 100, of Paris, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was owner of the former Steffey’s Sporting Goods of Paris.Burial is …

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Joseph Steffey Jr.

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Joseph Enoch Steffey Jr., 100, of Paris, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was owner of the former Steffey’s Sporting Goods of Paris.

Burial is private in Edgar Cemetery. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Steffey was born Oct. 15, 1919, at Osage, Okla., the son of the late Joseph E. Steffey Sr., and the late Mary DeLoria Steffey. He married Delores M. Conklin in Paris, and she preceded him in death in 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Kay Bynum of Bradenton, Fla.; a grandson, David H. (Kimberly) Bynum Sr. of Bradenton; and four great-grandchildren, James (Khirsten) Bynum, Shaune Choudhari, David H. (Destiny) Bynum Jr. and Hannah Choudhari.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James H. Bynum.

Mr. Steffey served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was internationally renowned for his skills in marksmanship. He held the world record in .22 caliber small-bore long rifle marksmanship for four years. He traveled worldwide with the U.S. Olympics Shooting Team for four years, amassing more than 100 medals.

He was a member of American Legion Post #211 where he was honored in 2019 for 75 years of membership and was an avid golfer.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family suggests Mr. Steffey’s memory is best honored by spending time creating a special memory with loved ones.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.