Date of Death: November 2, 2023

Service Details

As per Steve’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. His daughter, Heather, will be planning a Celebration Of Life to take place in Spring 2024.

Obituary Notice

Stephen Virgil Slemp, 73, of Colon, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023 after eight years with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

Steve was born July 5, 1950 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the oldest child of Jack Lafayette Slemp and Rosie Pauline “Sudie” (Hampton) Slemp.

Steve graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1968, and then went on to Carson-Newman University for one year.

He moved from Tennessee to Michigan in his twenties where he lived in the Detroit area until around 1980, when he moved to southwest Michigan to continue working with General Motors, and eventually retiring from American Axle in Three Rivers.

He loved his dogs, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, ice hockey, and tennis. Steve was an amateur competition pool player and also enjoyed riding motorcycles and racing ministock cars and Corvettes. He delighted in dickering at flea markets, garage sales and estate sales. He enjoyed bird watching and gardening. Steve was a huge sports fan of University of Michigan, Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings.

Steve is survived by his twin daughters (47); Angela “Angi” (Matthew) Glaze, and Heather Hutchinson. Grandchildren; Austin Alvarez, River Jackson, Aubriana Jackson, Noah Hutchinson, Hunter Hutchinson, Kelsey Hutchinson, and Ethan Adams. Sister; Karen (Johnny) Tillison and brother; Bobby (Donna) Slemp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Lafayette Slemp (2000) and Rosie Pauline “Sudie” (Hampton) Slemp (2018).

Additional Information

His daughters ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be gifted to since he adored his Brits and supported this rescue while he was alive.

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  1. R.I.P. old friend. Enjoyed a few bike rides with you and a couple of events. It was a pleasure and an honor to have known you. To his family and loved ones, you have my deepest heartfelt condolences and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Steve was one of the first people I met when I transferred to Three River, MI. He was a good union brother, we shared a lot of laughs. He hunted our farm through the ’80’s and landed his trophy buck, of his hunting career, on our farm. Our families got acquainted and our wives got together every week while our girls were young so they could play. Our condolences to your dear family, our prayers of comfort, peace and love..

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