Charles Wallace Stepp, 77, of Niota, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was of the Pentecostal faith. He was born on Feb. 20, 1942, a son of the late John and Kate Stepp. He was a native of Harlan, Ky., where he worked at Brookside Mining Company for 15 years. Charles was known for his passion for training and showing horses. He loved being outdoors on his tractor and telling stories to his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Tarring; brothers, Pearl and Frances Stepp; and sisters, Lillie and Mary Stepp. Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory a wife of 34 years, Carol Stepp; daughters and spouses, Tonya and Ray Roberts of Lenior City, Teheadia and Paschal Breeding of Resaca, Ga., and Stephanie and Dwight Willett of Sweetwater; 14 grandchildren; brothers and their spouses, Truman and Linda Stepp of Marion, Ind., and John L. and Betty Stepp of Marion, Ind.; sisters and their spouses, Clara and Michael Blevins of Huntington, Ind., Charlette and Buddy Delph of Baltimore, Md., and Loretta and Jim Delph of Marion, Ind.; and special friends, Brenda Hughes and Johnny and Janie Roberts of Niota. He is also survived by numerous other extended family members and host of special friends. The family will have a celebration of life service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to either the Alzheimer’s Association of Tennessee or Horse Haven in Loudon in Charles’ memory. Share a memory of Charles and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

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