Stephen A. Belin, 63, passed away from complications due to illness on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Houston, TX at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Steve was born and raised in Port St. Joe, FL. His high school years were spent at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, GA, where he graduated in 1972. As a high school athlete, Steve played quarterback and led the varsity football team to a Georgia AAA State High School Championship in 1970. He also served as president of the student body his senior year. Steve received his degree in Industrial Management from the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
Steve spent his professional career, which spanned approximately forty years, in the petroleum industry. His responsibilities, most recently nationwide with Phillips 66, were primarily related to environmental compliance and remediation issues associated with his company’s retail marketing, refining, pipeline and terminal assets.
Steve, a man of great humility, enjoyed spending time with his family and loyal dog, Odetta Jean. He especially took pleasure in listening to music, sports, and his annual viewing of the movie, Lonesome Dove.
Steve is survived by his wife, Lynn, of 39 years; his son, Stephen A. Belin, Jr., daughter-in-law Maggie, and granddaughter Willa Patrick Belin of Nashville, TN; his late son’s wife, Lauren Belin of St. Petersburg, FL; his brother, Jake Belin, and sister-in-law Betty of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Tom and Mary Knox of Port St. Joe, FL; his brothers-in-law Tommy Knox, Gregg Knox (Ruby), and Mike Knox (Tonya), of Port St. Joe, FL; his sisters-in-law Connie Rudel (Gert) of Houston, TX, and Nancy Hersh (Mitch) of Sarasota, FL; his Aunt Mary Belin of Port St Joe, FL; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Steve was predeceased by his son William Patrick Belin and parents Jacob Chapman Belin and Myrle Fillingim Belin.
Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Constitution Drive, in Port St. Joe, FL at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, July 31 and immediately followed at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
Donations in memory of Steve may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe Building Fund. The mailing address is First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Southerland Family Funeral Home of Panama City, FL were in charge of arrangements.