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Stephen "Steve" Metro Kotoris

January 21, 1947 — April 23, 2023

Siler City

Stephen “Steve” Metro Kotoris, 76, of Siler City passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Steve was born in Chatham County on January 21, 1947, to the late Michael and Ollie Mae Stevens Kotoris.

Steve worked and retired after 25 years from Data Mark Graphic in Asheboro. He was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandson, Justin, who was his pride and joy. He loved playing cards with his poker buddies; there was always lots of laughter and tales being told.

Mr. Kotoris is survived by his wife of 56 years, Deborah “Debbie” Evans Kotoris; daughter, Karen K. Brown; grandson, Justin Kyle Brown; brother, Mike Kotoris and wife, Phyllis; brothers-in-law, Wayne, Harold, Randy, and Billy Evans.

A gathering with family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Loves Creek Baptist Church in the sanctuary, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. A graveside service will follow in the church cemetery, at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Kevin Rollins officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Kotoris family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Loves Creek Baptist Church

14680 US-64, Siler City, NC 27344

In the Sanctuary

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery

1745 E 11th St, Siler City, NC 27344

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