Stephen "Steve" Bounds, Sr was born December 1, 1938 in Canton, Mississippi. He moved to Redwood, Mississippi in middle school and graduated top of his class. He graduated from Hinds Community College and attended Delta State University shortly after. Steve married his college sweetheart, Hilda Dungan, in August of 1959.
Steve began working at Vicksburg Chemical later taking a job in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Allied Chemical Company. After spending the next couple of years living overseas Steve began working at Ergon.
Steve spent the biggest part of his life working at Ergon Refinery from mid 1970 to 2006. Known for his sense of humor and tall tales, he was always working on something requiring hired help in the form of his three grandsons. He enjoyed a close relationship with the Lord, good ole country living, having a beautiful garden until the past few years, and he adored his grandsons and was very close to his granddaughter Rachel Berryman.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Helen Bounds, the mother of his children, Hilda Dungan, and his grandson, Thomas Martin Hogan.
He is survived by his son, Steve Jr. (LeAnn), daughter Theresa (Don Ho) Ainsworth, grandsons, Richard Allen Berryman, and Stephen Grant (Rachel) Berryman; brother Richard Bounds and Paul Burges; sister Jackie Stewart.
There will be a graveside service held at Cedar Hill Cemetery on July 29, 2020 at 10:00AM.
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