Jul 3, 2019

James Franklin Stepp III, “Jim, Pup”, 48, of Hendersonville, NC was suddenly and tragically taken from us on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
We find great comfort in the love he had in Jesus Christ and we know now he is at peace and resting comfortably with our Lord.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James F. Stepp Sr. and Patricia Wilkie Stepp and Grady Baynard and Mae Leverette Baynard and several aunts and uncles.
He graduated from East Henderson High School in 1990.
Jim loved hunting, was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson including during many charitable events and loved helping people, especially his friends and family.
He was a member of Living Water Baptist Church.
The love Jim had for his son and his family was so great he would go to the ends of the Earth, or
sacrifice himself for anyone of them, we cannot begin to tell you how much he will be loved and
He is survived by his son, James Franklin Stepp IV of Flat Rock; his parents, James F. Stepp Jr. and Sheila Baynard Stepp of Flat Rock; a sister, Kimberly Stepp Shepherd and her husband Joey of Flat Rock; a niece, Haley Blackwell; two nephews, Josen and Brysen Shepherd; a great nephew, Carter Spannagel; many close friends and extended family that he loved dearly and his four legged friends, Zeke and Honey.
A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 13th at Living Water Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Pace officiating.  Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Jim’s name.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.comor PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.