Steve William Pridmore, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
A native and life-long resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Frank William Pridmore and Irene Watkins Patterson.
Steve was a strong, independent, hardworking, Army Veteran, friend, father and grandfather. Steve graduated from East Henderson High School in 1972. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army, as a part of the Army Security Agency, decoding Morse Code during Vietnam in the Mid 70’s. He also served a second tour of duty as a military grunt in the 80’s.
Steve loved to go fishing and camping on Lake Hartwell with the kids and grand-kids to see their faces light up on the water and around the camp sight.
His passion was to go to work every day at Blue Ridge Jams, which was a business he started in 2009 with his daughter. He loved his work, and his customers and took pride in his job every day. With the help of two amazing women, Michelle and Beth, Steve was able to continue to do the job he loved up until almost the end. Thank you for always being there for him and keeping Blue Ridge Jams going during his extended illness. You went above and beyond, and were great friends to him, and part of the family.
He is survived by two sons, Steve W Pridmore, Jr and Brad M Pridmore, and daughter Wendy Barnes (Aaron); four grandchildren, Ryan Faurote, Cody Delorme (Amber), Lillian Pridmore, and Micaiah Pridmore; two brothers David (Debbie) and Donald Pridmore (Gail), and sister Charlene Hicks.
Steve was blessed with a large extended family of choice including his Son-in-Law, Eric Faurote, and Daughter -in-Law, Jamatha Pridmore, his grandchildren of the heart including Charles (Victoria), Aaron, Adrianna, Beth, Zander, Zavur, Molly. Great Grandkids including Billy, Steve, Ellijah, Aurora, Olivia,
Also survived by Robin Marshall Pridmore, his business partner, caregiver, and friend.
A big “Thank You” to the VA Hospital and the great people that look out for our Vets. Thanks to their quality of care in the last years, it provided Steve with the ability to live life to the fullest. He always loved everyone that took care of him during his visits.
At Steve’s request, no formal funeral services will be held.
Please join us for a memorial gathering at the old family church to celebrate the life of Steve Pridmore. We will gather together on March 9th, 2024 at 12:00 at the Old Holly Spring Church located at the beginning of Kinard Lane in Penrose NC. Come join us for a meal, laughter, and share your favorite memories of Steve with his friends and family to celebrate his life.
Jackson Funeral Service is honored to serve the Steve Pridmore family.
“Let Me Go”
by Christine Georgina Rossetti
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not for long.
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that once we shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
Laugh at all the things we used to do.
Miss me, but let me go.