Steven Anthony Willows

September 22, 1956 - November 18, 2008
Steven Anthony Willows

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Steven A. Willows, 52, of Hendersonville, NC, died Tuesday morning, November 18, 2008 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Born in Long Island, NY, he was the son of Donald Ferdinand Willows of Hendersonville, and the late Anna T. Willows. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ian Sudwischer.

He had resided in Henderson County for 20 years and was the author of the novel, The Fallen, and many short stories.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Kathleen T. Willows of Hendersonville; two daughters, Heather Banks and husband, Benji, of Hendersonville; Connie Smith and husband, Freddie, of Greer, SC; and four grandchildren, Bryce and Aubrey Banks and Ivy and Willow Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Friday, November 21, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Phillip King will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Friday, November 21, 2008
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Friday, November 21, 2008
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • November 21, 2008
    David and Tammy Lusk says:
    We knew Steve mostly through his wife Kathie. He was a very loving husband as we could tell by how happy he made her. He will be greatly missed.

  • November 26, 2010
    adam ross says:
    To the family of steven I send my condolences. I had no idea that steven had passed. I met him and you in 2007 at Blockbuster Video on more than one occasion. I bought a copy of His book there and read it cover to cover. I passed it on to a sister in law late 2006 and it was returned to me on Wednesday by her. I then googled to see if there was a new book and I found the news. You are in my prayers. May God be with you.

  • December 03, 2008
    Kathie Willows says:
    Who would have thought that when I walked into divorced and separateds annonomous I would have met the love of my life. Living with, and loving Steve was a rollacoster ride at times, but never dull. I will miss the deep converstions we would have, his qwerky nature and his vivid, sometimes dark imagination. He was the most loyal man I have ever met and probably the smartest. He was a big part of my life and the rock I needed when we lost Ian. It is conforting to know that he and Ian are in Heaven together playing D & D. I love you Honey and always will.

  • December 03, 2008
    Well it's been two weeks and I suppose it's now or never. I thought I knew what it was like to be heart broken but only now do I truely know. My dad was my world. I feel cheated for I can no longer hear his voice or feel his warmth. It does how ever bring joy knowing what an impression he made on so many others lifes as well. Till we see each other again. I love you dad!

  • November 26, 2008
    Elsa Carruthers says:
    I will miss Steve very much. I'll miss his smile and sense of humor as well as his writing advice. He was a lot of fun, generous, and a great friend. Rock on Steve . . .