Ronald "Steve" Justice, 75, of Bliss Township, died July 19, 2013, at the McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.
Steve was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Panther, W.Va., the son of Burl and Viola (Blankinship) Justice and was raised in Panther before moving to Flint with his father and went to work at General Motors as a die setter. Steve purchased property in Bliss and spent time there on the weekends before moving there permanently in 1993 when he retired from GM after 35 years of service.
On July 19, 1997, Steve married Diane Tippett at his home in Bliss and they have resided there since.
Steve was a member of the Shriners and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; five children, Steven Wayne (Linda) Justice of Swartz Creek, Ron Justice of Linden, Mich., Steven Ray (Amanda) Justice of Burton, Mich., Scott (Trista) Justice of Bowling Green, Ky., and Sandy (Jamie) Sweet of Flint; two stepchildren, Valerie (John) Hutchinson of Levering and Barbara Worthington of Mackinaw City; sister, Mary Taylor, of Smyrna, Ga.; 19 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild with another on the way in October; and by several nieces and nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Roy Justice.
A funeral service celebrating Steve's life will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Bliss Missionary Church with pastor Rob Rhiner officating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Bliss Township Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.