Steve “Eagle” Box

August 02, 1949 – February 04, 2021

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William Stephen “Eagle” Box, 71, of Bruce passed from this life on February 4, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. He graced the world with his presence on August 2, 1949, in Bruce.  Steve was one of two children born to the late Lindal Durant Box and Cleo McKibben Box.

Steve graduated from Bruce High School in 1967 and continued his education at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he obtained an Associate’s Degree. He served on the Northwest advisory board. He spent over twenty years standing beside grieving families as a Funeral Director and Pre-Need Counselor at Parker Memorial Funeral Homes. When Steve was not working, he could be found piddling on his farm and tending to his hunting ground. He also enjoyed cooking for his friends and a good get together with them. Eagle, a name Steve picked up while playing football in high school was an avid sports fan and Ole Miss Rebel fanatic. Steve was a member of First Baptist Church of Bruce.

He leaves behind a loving family to continue walking down the path of life in his absence: sweet, spirited wife, Rita Rasberry Box of Bruce; two sons: Brandon Box of Bruce and Stephen (Candice) Box of Bruce; three grandchildren: Raegan Box (Kyle Simmons) of Pontotoc; Sadie Box of Bruce, and Sofie Box of Bruce; one sister Brenda (Fred) Pettigrew of Nettleton.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents Lindal Durant Box and Cleo McKibben Box.

Steve will lie in repose at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM for friends to pay their respects. A strictly enforced family only visitation will take place from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. The graveside service celebrating his life will take place at 2:00 PM in Bruce Cemetery with Bro. Mickey Ferguson and Bro. Darrell Logan officiating. Hugh Mitchell Cannon, Benny Collins, Jimmy Douglas, Steve Ferguson, Bill “Goat” Goodwin, Sammy Joe Hawkins, Gary Ledbetter, Joey Murphree, Larry Dale Parker, and Sterling “Booger” Withers will serve as pallbearers.

The staff of Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and mourns with them in the loss of a beloved coworker and friend. We ask that you keep the Box family in your thoughts and prayers as they pass through this difficult season of life.

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