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Steven Eugene Link

December 9, 1948 — February 15, 2024

Oklahoma City

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  1. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Steven Eugene Link, 75, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He departed this life on February 15th, 2024, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love.

      1. Steve was born at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City on Dec. 9, 1948, to Robert Eugene Link and Jean Ellen (Lipe). After graduating from Putnam City High School in 1967, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968 and completed his service to our country in 1972 at Altus Air Force Base as a Jet Engine Specialist. From there, he started his life as a young father with two daughters, landing his dream job at Tinker Air Force Base and held many job titles but the most important one to him was “Friend.” He retired from Tinker in 2011, but as everyone knew, he could never be too idle and enjoyed working for Huntington Ingalls Industries where he continued to share deep friendships and his love of aviation repair.

  2. In loving memory, Steve is now reunited with his parents and survived by his cherished daughters and their families: Carissa, and Alan, and his two grandsons, Tristan and Brayden Pennington; Sherri Drury; and his granddaughter Lindsey and her husband, Carter Rosado. He is also survived by his best friend and brother, Randy Link and his wife, Laura. Steve's adored huskies, Sam and Sara, lovingly referred to as his "fuzzy butts," will find continued love and care in the comforting embrace of Laura and Randy. We honor Steve's profound roles as a parent, brother, grandparent, friend, mentor and teacher. Each day, we will dearly miss his presence and the wisdom he shared. 

  3. Steve's memory will endure, residing forever in the hearts of those who knew him well and were fortunate enough to be touched by his boundless love and guidance.  His encyclopedia of knowledge and sheer passion - for most everything really - but especially music, aviation, cars, motorcycles, guns, and animals (as well as the best photographer of each) will be greatly missed. Steve was always just a phone call away with the time, know-how, and tools for whatever was needed to fix the current situation.

    We’ll always imagine hearing him say “HELLZ YEAH!” to us when we share our latest achievements or making plans for more adventures.


  1. Steve wrote this some time ago but said recently that it still held true & to share it with everyone when this time came:

    “My Thoughts... 
    I have often wondered what I would have to say about my life and the people I knew. A person tries to live as good a life as he can...and I'm talking good in spirit, not good in comfortable. You should live your life as if the day you are gone....there is a void and you are missed. I hope mine turns out that way.

    And by being missed, I don't want my friends depressed about my leaving. I want them glad that they knew me and that I had been there beside them and helped them along their way to a better life. Helping people has been one of the major joys of my life. It gave me a good feeling to be able to help. That's how it should be.

    And when I talk about major joys of my life there are others. My parents, brother, and my family, the way I was raised...My kids, my grandkids.... What a warm feeling I get at the thought of them. My friends, and there are so many of them.... when I sit down and think about them it is hard to put to words.

    My love of flying.... Thanks to all the people that helped make that possible. I once read a good book a friend told me about where the planes in heaven never run out of gas and you can fly anything you want as long as you want. I kind of like that idea. Where do they park them all????

    The friends I have known, some since grade school, have made my life more meaningful. They have enriched my well being more than they will ever know. I've had times in my life that were so difficult to traverse, if it had not been for my friends being there for me, I could not have made it. I have been blessed....

    Thanks to all the people that have touched my life. Thank you so much.”


A Celebration of Life will be announced shortly and we look forward to reminiscing about our beloved Steve with his cherished friends.
In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that you consider donating to a local dog shelter in Steve's name. Alternatively, we welcome you to bring a bag of dog food to the Celebration of Life, which will all be donated to one of Steve’s favorite rescue groups.

Please share any memories, stories, and photos of our beloved Steve Link at rememberingstevelink@gmail.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Steven Eugene Link, please visit our flower store.

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