Obituary: Steven Lloyd Wakefield


Steven Lloyd Wakefield, 56, of Double Springs, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, after his battle with cancer.

Steven was born on December 23, 1964 to Lloyd Isaac “Buck” Wakefield and Jean Wakefield in Birmingham. He graduated from Winston County High School in 1983. Steven was a member of the First Baptist Church in Double Springs.

Steven worked 35 years for the Alabama Department of Transportation in many positions and offices during his career. From 1985-1989 he worked as the Highway Maintenance Technician in Hamilton. From 1989-1996, he worked as the Stock Clerk in Tuscumbia. From 1996-2000, he worked as the Stock Clerk and Acting Warehouse Superintendent in Birmingham. From 2000-2015 he worked as the Warehouse Superintendent in Tuscumbia. From 2015 until his retirement in May of 2020, he worked as the Equipment Maintenance Manager in Fayette. Steven made lots of lifelong friends over the years, through his work with ALDOT. He loved them all dearly.

Steven loved Alabama football, playing golf, hunting, and working with flowers, but most of all, Steven loved his family and friends and spending time with them, and loved his son. Steven loved life and was always a friend to everyone, and always had a smile on his face.

Steven is survived by his wife: Kathy Wakefield; his daughter: Rachel Gilbreath; his brother and sister-in-law: Gary and Karen Wakefield; his sister and brother-in-law: Gina and Bill Tittle; his father-in-law: Jim Wilson; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Jeff and Cathy Wilson; his nephews and nieces: Josh, Julie, Caroline, Grant and James Wakefield; Jobe Wakefield; Jared, Whitney, Maggie, and McCoy Courington; Jordan, Maddy, and baby Courington; Tim Wilson; Tom Wilson; Macayla Ridgeway and a host of other relatives.

Steven was preceded in death by his beloved son: Bradley Wakefield and his parents: Buck and Jean Wakefield.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Double Springs with funeral services on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Phillip Twilley and Dr. Bill Tittle will officiate. Burial will be at Winston Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Josh Wakefield, Jobe Wakefield, Jared Courington, Shandy Porter, Ken Mobley and Tim Webb. Honorary Pallbearers will be Darrell Cleghorn, Lee Page, Butch Hodge, Norris Ricks and Bobby Kee.