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Searcy, Steven Allen

Searcy, Steven Allen

January 22, 1954 — July 15, 2019

Steven Allen Searcy, 65, a longtime Liberty, MO, resident and native of Gallatin, MO, passed peacefully into eternity on July 15, 2019. He died at NorthCare Hospice House with his wife of 42 years, Renee', at his side. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Steve's life at 2:30 pm, on Saturday, July 20, at Second Baptist Church (where Steve was a member), 300 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO. Private burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Steve's memory to American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Steve was born January 22, 1954, in Cameron, MO, one of eight children of Covel D. and Mary Lou (Miller) Searcy. His father preceded him in death. Steve grew up in Gallatin where he graduated from high school. He later majored in Agriculture, receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO, and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Steve was united in marriage to Renee' Lynne Carter on May 15, 1977, at the First Baptist Church of Gallatin.

Steve's career included teaching Vocational Agriculture for two years at the Northwest Missouri Technical School in Maryville, MO; seven years as a district sales manager for Ralston Purina Company and 31 years with the United States Department of Agriculture, most recently working as an Export Claims Manager until March of this year when he retired.

Survivors include his wife, Renee'; children, Mathew Searcy (Rachel) of Singapore and Stephanie Althoff (Dustin) of Pflugerville, TX; four beloved grandchildren, Peyton, Colton, Addison and Miles; his mother, Mary Lou Searcy of Gallatin; siblings, Brenda Oxley (Phil) of St. Joseph, MO, Cheryl Wemhoff (Mike) of Lincoln, NE, Jennifer Downey (Larry) of Harrisonville, MO, Barbara Harris (Robbie) of Liberty, MO, Stanley Searcy (Kathy) of Pensacola, FL, Carla Wilson of Gallatin, MO and Linda Kurzweil (Dennis) of Harrisonville, MO; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families; other family members and numerous friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Steve’s life at 2:30 pm, on Saturday, July 20, at Second Baptist Church (where Steve was a member), 300 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO. Private burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin.

Searcy, Steven Allen's Guestbook

Most sincere condolences for Renee and the entire family. Steve was one-of-a-kind.

Mara Whitaker, USDA

Uncle Steve was the best! He was the funniest person with a beautiful smile. I have so many great memories and stories about him when I was growing up that I will cherish forever. I know you are in heaven telling jokes and spreading cheer just like you did here on Earth. Renee and family, we are here for you always and love you very much. Love, Lainie, Shannon, Hank and Harlow Blackburn

Lainie Blackburn

Thinking of you all and the many smiles Steve brought into our lives. Sending tons of white light your way and sincere condolences.

Fred Townsend

Your joyful presence and ready smile was always there for everyone. My condolences to his family.

Sandra Dukes

Uncle Steve was an absolute favorite in our household. We are so grateful for the many visits he made to our home in DC over the years. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Uncle Steve. Jay, Ruth, Paige and Samantha

Jay Hoffman

Searcy Family, my heart aches for you. Reconnected with Steve at work a few years ago, when he rounded the corner I would have sworn it was Covel walking toward me! We visited often and reminisced about growing up in Gallatin... he was such a great guy. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and bring peace in the coming days. Much love to you all.

Sandra Gay Alden Brobst

My heart is broken. Steve and I would meet at the coffee station in the morning at USDA's Beacon Building to say hello, talk, tell each other how beautiful we were, and wish each other a great day. He was so kind, and sweet. My condolences to his family.

Dovey Woodson

Prayers for peace for your family. Enjoyed Steve as a fraternity brother at Northwest!

Dave and Patsy Ward Alvey

Steve - you will be greatly missed. You always looked out for us at work, now you can look over us from heaven. My condolences.

Danette McClellan

Renee and family, so sorry for your loss. It is hard to see someone you love decline and suffer. Hope you are able to have peace and comfort in all the fond memories. Take care and be strong.


I worked with Steve at USDA. He was a nice man and had a great smile. We had a few chats in his office. He was so proud of his family. Steve had a few funny stories about the grandchildren. So sorry for your loss.

Vicki Southard Pilcher

I haven't talked to Steve in years, but he was a great friend when we were younger. So sorry to hear that he passed. We are praying for his family.

Dick Culver

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. Our prayers are for you and your family May the love of your family and friends comfort you at this difficult time

Roger and Kathey Eulinger

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.

Nathan Silver

Steve was introduced at a football game once in Gallatin as a 100 pounds of dynamite. Gone too soon. 🙏🏻

Harvey and Betty Tucker

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Steve for almost his entire USDA career. He was such a great guy and could make anyone laugh. He will definitely be missed on this earth. Rest in Peace my friend!

Todd Shuck

May your loving memories of Steve bring you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Penny Carlson

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed visiting with Steve over the years when I occasionally bumped into him in passing.

Kenneth Mason

I grew up in the Jameson area and years later learned that Steve and I worked done the hall from each other at USDA. He was a great mentor, trainer and just an all around nice person. He will be greatly missed by his fellow coworkers. God bless to all the family.

Deborah VanBelkum Tye

My memories of you both are of laughter and fun and youthful carefree days , my heart is sad for you and I care, I lift each one of this family up in prayer , as you have loved Steve thru these days and on into his eternal home.

Annette and Danny Cornett

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