Steve Propes

September 6, 1954 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 66)

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William Steve Propes, 66, of Paint Lick, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at his home. Born September 6, 1954 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ernest Lewis & Mary Elizabeth Downs Propes.  Steve was a farmer and construction worker, who enjoyed riding and breaking horses, going to rodeos, being outdoors and his dogs. He was also a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Begley, two brothers, Lewis & Randall Propes, and four sisters, Wanda Clark, Eva Pierson, Brenda Crowe & Geneva Propes.

Steve’s survivors include his wife, Donna Ballard Propes, three daughters, Peggy (Ronald) Dickerson and Patty Gilbert of Richmond, Tasha Adams, of  Danville, a step daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Slate, of Paint Lick,  a step-son, Jerrid  (Lena)  Cutter, of Virginia, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brother, Jimmy & James Propes, both of Crab Orchard, and three sisters, Linda (Earl) Adkins of Stanford, Mona (Charles) McElroy and Donna Fortune, both of Crab Orchard.

Funeral services for Steve will be 1:00 PM Monday, August 2, 2021 at  Ramsey-Young Funeral Home with burial following in Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be  Steven Carl Propes, Jonathon Propes, Rodney Clark, Arnold Begley, Charles McElroy & Jesse Crowe, with Jeffrey Sanford serving as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be from 3:00—7:00 PM Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to Shriner’s Hospital. Friends and family may leave condolences or special memories on   his tribute page at


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