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Stephen "Steve" James Naquin

November 30, 1951 — August 19, 2021

Stephen “Steve” James Naquin, 69, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021 at a Chattanooga health care facility following an accidental fall.  He was born November 30, 1951 in Houma, LA.  Steve worked in the oil fields through college and received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.  Before graduation he married Judy Tipton on May 15, 1974 in Jennings, LA. 

He worked as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments in Shreveport, LA and was transferred to Houston, TX.  Steve eventually worked for Olin Chemicals in Lake Charles, LA and in 1989 he moved to Cleveland, TN with Olin and retired in 2020 after 40 years of service. 

Steve enjoyed playing golf with his Olin buddies.  He was a “Jack of all trades” and constantly trained himself to do whatever task he needed at the time.  Steve also enjoyed playing the guitar, which he taught himself to play.  He was a man of faith and loved studying the Bible.  Steve was a loving husband, father, “Papa,” son and brother.

He was preceded in death by his father, E. A. “Noc” Naquin; brother, Wayne Anthony Naquin; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, W. A. Tipton, Sr. and Vera Tipton Vessel.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 47 years, Judy Maureen Tipton Naquin of Cleveland; his daughter, Keri Naquin Cochran and husband, Chet of Oakdale, TN; his son, Stephen Brandon Naquin and wife, Megan of Cleveland; grandchildren, Ellison “Ellie” Maureen Cochran, Owen Dean Cochran and Madeleine James Naquin; mother, Lillian Leger Naquin of Midland, TX; sisters, Amy Whiteaker (Buck) of Muscoda, WI and Jennifer Stewart (Eddie) of Midland, TX; twin sister, Stephanie Lentz of Round Rock, TX; sisters-in-law, Marion Cooper of DeQuincy, LA and Karla Cart (Mark) of Humble, TX; nieces and nephews, Deann, Melanie, Katie, Tiffany, Jordan, Josh, Ben, Deanna and Frank; great nieces and nephews, Angel, Anthony, Maggie, Lily, Ashleigh, Paysen, Carson, Leslie, Blaise, Sydney, Emily, Chloe and Alex; great great niece, Dylaina LeBlanc;  several aunts, an uncle and numerous cousins; and his faithful dog, Penny Jane.

His family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Cleveland Fire Department and EMT, Station 1, 555 S. Ocoee Street, Cleveland TN 37311.  They are appreciative of the compassion and care shown Steve by the Paul Huff Parkway location.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home

2415 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311

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