A man who so proudly discussed the history of Dothan and fought for so many causes in the city died Monday morning.
Eighty-four-year old Wendall Stepp will be remembered by friends and family as a giving man who fought for our country and years later fought for veterans' rights and preserving Dothan’s history.
Stepp's tireless work brought a Veteran’s Clinic and memorials to the Circle City and he was a founding father of downtown's mural projects. He spent much of his life professing the history and tradition of downtown as part of the Dothan Historic Commission.
"He was a champion for the mural project that we have. He has touched thousands of lives; he gave thousands of mural tours. He was champion of Dothan’s heritage. Our lives are only richer because he was here," said Cathy Cole with The Downtown Group.
Dothan Historical Commission Chairman, Robin Rainer said, "He's truly going to be missed by a lot of people and we truly hope we can pick up where he left off and do him proud."
Stepp was a mentor to Arthur Miller as he was to so many veterans in our area. He fought to bring and keep services, and many memorials you see near downtown bare his fingerprints.
"One of those old soldiers, they are one of a kind and come along during the greatest generation and never stop giving. Wendall gave his entire life. He fought in World War II, and fought for his city," said Miller.
And, while Wendall Stepp is now gone, he will forever be remembered for the causes he fought so hard to bring to our attention.