William “Billy” John Steede

LAWTON, Okla. – Born July 01, 1972 – Died April 15, 2014

William, 41, native of Escanaba, died after turning his vehicle over, near Fortworth, Texas, while attempting to avoid a deer.

He is survived by his long-time girlfriend Heather, 35, and their children Gail Lee, 4, Clinton 9, Christine 9, in Lawton, Oklahoma; one other daughter, Rachael, living in Montana; and his parents, Maryann and Lyle Steede of Northern Michigan.

William was working in Odessa, Texas at the time and returning from work. His vehicle rolled over somewhere between Huskell and Seymour on Highway 118. Driving too fast for conditions and no seat belt are contributing factors. Alcohol and drugs were not involved.