Steven A. ‘Steve’ Biddle, age 73, passed away on Tuesday evening, August 31, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Franklin and former resident of Brown County.
Steve was born August 20, 1948 in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Jerald and Lucille (Lester) Biddle. He was a 1968 graduate of Brown County High School. He went on to serve as a Specialist 4 with the B Troop 4th Squadron, 12th US Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Steve retired in 2018 from Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, where he worked as a Courier for over 19 years and currently returned back working part-time. Prior to that, he drove a truck for over 30 years working for Gailes Gas, Ferrell Gas and Hoosier Propane. Steve was a devoted member of the Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a Deacon and was known as “Otis” of the Silly Saints Clowns Ministry.
Steve enjoyed reading his Bible and loved to share God’s message as a minister since he was very young. Steve also enjoyed tending to his flower and vegetable gardens, playing cornhole, camping, fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for his love of family, especially his grandchildren, who he could be found at all their sporting events with his bullhorn and his encouraging words. Steve was honored to be chosen and to participate in the Honor Flight Veterans Program in 2019.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sandra K. ‘Sandy’ (Parks) Biddle, whom he married on July 4, 1973 at the Locust Grove Pentecostal Church in Brown County. Steve is also survived by his children, Leah (Kevin) Webb of Greenwood and Eric (Amber) Biddle of Sweetwater; siblings, Larry (Faith) Biddle of Greenwood, Kenny (Trish) Biddle of California, Ron Biddle of Kentucky and Delores Kinsey of Georgia; grandchildren, Chloe (Tyler) Knotts of Trafalgar, Heather Webb of Greenwood, Shaelyn Biddle of Sweetwater and Caleb Webb of Greenwood; great grandchildren, Ryker and Oaklynn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Biddle.
The Rev. Perry Fouts will conduct a funeral service on Friday, September 10th at 11 a.m. at the Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church, 505 W. Pennsylvania Street in Shelbyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Steve to the Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church, 505 W. Pennsylvania St. Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Condolences may be sent to the Biddle family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church
505 W. Pennsylvania Street, Shelbyville IN 46176