James William Steadman

June 20, 1941 - August 9, 2020

06/20/1941 - 08/09/2020

Past Services

Memorial
Friday August 14, 2020
3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

James William Steadman was born June 20th, 1941 in Westland, Pennsylvania to the late Charles William Steadman and Ann Crawford Steadman.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Wilma Steadman Davis.
He is survived by his wife Diane Johnson Steadman of Virginia Beach. Also surviving is one sister, Charlotte Hudson of Winchester, VA. Two brothers, Thomas Steadman (Debbie) and Charles Steadman (Terry). Daughters, Summer Steadman of Ventura, CA and Katheryn Steadman Arnold (John) of San Diego, CA. Stepchildren Jessica Gessel (Brandan) of AZ, Brandon Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, and Andrea Johnson (Terron) of Dana Point, CA. Grandchildren Deegan Henricks, Ivy Hendricks, Eleanor Arnold, and John Wesley Arnold, Jr. Step-grandchildren Brandan Gessel Jr, Caden Gessel, Jemma Johnson, Jasper Johnson, Karmel Johnson and Kaylani Johnson.
A small memorial service will be held in James’ memory with military honors from the United States Marine Corps at Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory- Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, Va 23462 at 3:00 PM.

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Michael Moulton
1 year ago

Diane,
In the short time that I knew Jim, I found him to be a kind and loving man who lived his life with a love for life and for people.
His actions and words were guided by the Marine Corps motto, “Semper Fidelis”, because he was always faithful to his family and friends. He was a loyal man who loved my sister and her children unconditionally.
May the memories of his love for family and life live on in the hearts of so many people whose lives he has touched.
Respectfully,
Michael Moulton

Jennifer Rickard
2 years ago

My friend, my mentor. You will truly be missed. You are God’s angel now. Get to work! I know you are one happy Marine now. RIP Jim.

Jay Parry Erb
2 years ago

Jim was a loyal family friend for 20+ years. His service and duty to his country will not be forgotten. He will be dearly missed. RIP my friend.

Andrea Johnson
2 years ago

Jim was an incredible man and step father. I have so many memories of us together, from refinishing furniture to listening to old marine stories. Ill miss your kind hearted nature and your love for family. I know hes watching over all of us. Love you Jim

Christine Gomez
2 years ago

Jim you will be missed by so many. We will never forget all our long talks and good advice that you used to give us. We love you and miss you. Until we meet again rest in peace.love chris and rolando.

Steve Carlson
2 years ago

To a great friend, mentor, and role model. Your contributions to the target community and our country will live on forever. You will be missed by all.

Kathy Ratcliffe
2 years ago

Jim was a very caring and wonderful person.. He and his wife are very dear friends and I will miss him! They loved to come to Dockers and listen to karaoke and I had the pleasure of waiting on them! They were wonderful to me when my house flooded and I will always cherish his memory.. REST IN PEACE my friend…

A. Marine
2 years ago

Semper Fi Marine, Rip.

Carolina Rivera
2 years ago

I first met Jim at AFWTF in Puerto Rico, he would visit our Aerial Targets Shop at least once a year. We had great times and we all knew we had a great friend in him that lasted for many years. May all your family find comfort during this difficult time. Rest in everlasting peace.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James William Steadman, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, James William Steadman, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †