Steve Word, 72, of Starkville, Miss., formerly of Obion, died Friday, May 13, 2022, at West Point Medical Center in West Point, Miss.
He was born in Union City, the son of the late Ralph and Grace (Comer) Word. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and brother and was a beloved friend to many.
He leaves behind his wife, Debbie (Whalen) Word; two sons, Chris Word of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Shawn Word (Carrie) of Starkville; his grandchildren, Josh Word and Grace Word, both of Starkville; a sister, Jettie (Word) Gwaltney of Hornbeak; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, preceded by visitation there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Memphis.