Stephen James Herrell


Stephen James Herrell passed away on Friday, May 31st, 2019. Steve was born on Lockbourne Air Force Base on June 13, 1953 to Dawn Marie (Robbins) Herrell and Andrew James Herrell. He grew up in Columbus and graduated from North High School in 1971.

He was employed by Spectrum Lighting for 29 years and had been in the lighting industry for 33 years. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family, watching movies, listening to music and telling jokes (many of which were often inappropriate). He had a vibrant personality and sense of humor that could brighten any room.

He celebrated 24 years of strength and sobriety while always supporting others in their struggles.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Bonetta Herrell whom he married on May 30th, 2002; and his sisters Lynne Herrell and Pamela Herrell. He was loved by his children, Sarah (Dennis) Herrell, Stacy (Luke) Bartlebaugh, Steven (Jennifer) Herrell, Yalonda (Quentin) Hobbs-Davis, Michael (Elizabeth) Hobbs, Angelena Hobbs, and Jonathan (Amanda) Thompson. Steve was also treasured by 29 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Andrea Herrell and grandparents.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Memorial Service 12:00 noon Thursday, June 13, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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  1. God never intended for human to suffer the pain of death. 1 Corinthians 15: 26. Almighty God promise to eliminate death forever. Revelations 21:3,4.
    My sincerest condolence to the Harrell Families and those whose lives were touch by Stephen.

  2. Amanda Thompson

    I miss you dad!!! You were the best father in law I could ask for!!!! And such an amazing grandfather. I just want to hear your voice. Rest In Paradise!!!!

  3. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With caring thoughts.

  4. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Herrell family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) It is not God’s purpose originally for mankind to grow old, get sick and die. To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love, Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  5. Lucinda Conley

    So saddened for the passing of your loved one … Praying for all the family

  6. Yalonda Hobbs

    Daddy Steve…Happy Heavenly Bday Old Fella….Today We Celebrate your life…Ty for being a Father, and Gpa to my siblings…Ty for Loving my mom unconditionally….I Loved you Steve…and knowing you had my family’s back..I didnt hv to worry as much…You were so much.. all wrapped in one Wonderful Awesome Man…Wish I would hv got more time with you. But I know you were proud of me and Loved me ad well. Fly High Dad…
    Continue to be our Guardian Angel.
    May you Rest In Complete Paradise…..No more pain..

  7. Elizabeth Olson

    To the Herrell family and Steve’s work family at Spectrum Lighting, you have my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. We are saddened to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person to work with – always so nice. May he rest in peace.

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