Steven Thomas Link

Steven Thomas Link, 55, husband of Suzette Link, of Fountain Inn, passed away at home on December 2, 2022. Born on November 15, 1967, in Warner Robins, Georgia, to Penny Shinkle Link and the late Ronald L. Link.

Steve was passionate about his family, his faith in God, and his country. He sought to find the humor in every situation and loved to make the people around him laugh. He was a true patriot and proudly served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant in just six years. He had a deep appreciation of music and film; he loved Star Wars, playing the drums, and listening to Rush and Metallica. After leaving the USAF, he began a 25-year career in the machine tool industry. He felt he was called to serve and protect his community and did this by serving on the security team at his church. He was a certified SLED security officer and instructor. He was a gun enthusiast and was proud to dedicate his time to teach others gun safety. Steve was a strong leader, an excellent provider, and a loyal friend. The pain of his passing will be deeply felt by his family and friends. 

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four children, Caroline Link, Lauren Link, Joshua Link, and Chandler Gentry; and eleven nieces and nephews, Brianna Roper (Jacob), Ashlynn Link, Mikayla Neal (Trevor), Danielle Link, Michael Link, Braden Link, Matthew Gentry, Kanen Gentry (Julia), Cody Gentry (Madeline), Becki Lightsey and Sterling Smith. 

In addition to his father, he is proceeded in death by his twin brother, Michael E. Link.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 11:00 am at Faith Renewed Church, 505 S Main St, Mauldin, SC 29662. The Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will be at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

Condolences to the family of Steven Thomas Link

  • Steve was a great guy and a blast to be around. Prayers for all. RIP Steve.

  • Sheri Lindblad
    2 months ago

    Oh, Suzanne, I am so very sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered.

  • Brandy Machotka
    2 months ago

    Our Condolences Suzanne, for you and family’s loss. Our prayers for your grievances.

  • Mindy Tagher
    2 months ago

    Suzette, I was so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children as you navigate this difficult time.

  • Oh Suzette, my is heart is hurting to hear of your loss. I pray your family’s hearts are wrapped in the arms of God, and peace beyond comprehension, as you navigate through this time.
    I love you, Zett

  • We are blessed to have met and known Steve for the time we had. God brought us together for this time. Love and prayers for you all.

    Amy and Ken Thompson

  • Nate Rivera
    2 months ago

    Sue I’m praying blessing and power to pass this moment Jesus is lord and no more pain cause Steve is with Jesus love you and your family.

  • Although I knew Steve through our profession, I will say he was a most genuine and generous person. My condolences to all of his family and friends. May God’s blessings be with you all through this difficult time. You will never be forgotten Steve.

  • Karissa Jaggers
    2 months ago

    Steve was an amazing man. We had the pleasure of being his next door neighbors for the past few years. Some of our fondest memories consisted of cooking out on his Green Egg, lots of laughter, accompanied by many wild stories. Steve even taught us the saying, “it’s slap your momma good!” He will be greatly missed. We’re so honored to have known him. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    The Jaggers Family

  • Ed & Brenda Johnson
    2 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Steve. It is never easy being separated from someone loved by the family. May you remember and cherish the good times shared with Steve. May your faith guide you through this difficult time and find peace in the days ahead.
    Love, Ed & Brenda Johnson

  • Tony Borowiec
    2 months ago

    Steve and I were work associates,he was very kind, outgoing, made me laugh and always treated me with respect.
    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. His family and friends will be in my prayers.

  • Ronnie Miller
    2 months ago

    Steve was always willing to help anyone and will be missed by many. God Bless

  • David Farrell
    2 months ago

    I worked with Steve for about 20 years, he was a great friend and was really like a brother to me. We traveled all over the place working on machines and meeting so many people along the way. There are so many stories from all of the years that always make everyone laugh. Steve was a great person and he will be missed by so many.
    Big D

  • Deana Abushaikha
    2 months ago

    Steve was an incredible man that loved nothing more in this world than his family. He will truly be missed by everyone that knew him. Sending many prayers for Suzette, Caroline, Lauren, Josh & Chandler.

  • Sheila Kelley
    2 months ago

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. God Bless Stella Horn, Tammy and Sheila

  • Steve and Martha Rogers
    2 months ago

    We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We are praying for you all.

    Steve and Martha

  • Cynthia Farrell
    2 months ago

    Suzette, your family is our family. D and I would not have met if not for the Link’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Whatever we can do, we are there for you, Caroline, Lauren, Josh, and Chandler. We love you!

  • Debbie Luchie
    2 months ago

    Suzette, I am so very sorry. I don’t ever remember seeing Steve without a smile. I’m praying for God’s peace and comfort to cover you and your family.

  • Carrol Bailey
    2 months ago

    Suzette, my heart was so broken to hear this. Steve was my security most Monday mornings and we became good buddies. I loved your husband and will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your kids, who Steve spoke of often.

  • Suzette, When I heard the news today of Steve’s passing I was shocked! I met Steve years ago when we played together in the Redemption Band. Though we all have gone different ways through the years, there were so many times our paths crossed and he always went out of his way to connect us with people he was involved with to introduce us. Steve and you as well, have always held a special place in our hearts, and we will be keeping you covered in our prayers. Dr. Paul and Karyl Gaehring

  • Kim Burgess
    2 months ago


    I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love to all,
    Kim Burgess

  • Rich Klein
    1 month ago

    Hi Suzette,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I first met Steve, over 15 years ago, while working for OKK. Very quickly after we developed a good friendship and remained in touch even after our careers took us in different directions. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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