Stephen Allen Selby


Stephen Allen Selby, 51, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 6, 2019. He was born Dec. 28, 1967, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Jim Arthur and Linda Louise Buchholz Selby. He was a registered nurse and was lovingly referred to as "Scuba Steve" or "Redneck Nurse Dippy." He was a kind and caring man who loved taking care of others. Steve's native name was Standing Hawk and he had a great interest in the Native American flutes, drums, dream catchers and blow guns. He loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing, making his own nets and boating. One of his favorite places was Black Man Falls. He enjoyed scuba diving and liked working as a blacksmith and with leather. He made boomerangs and swords. Steve was loved by everyone that knew him and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Ottinger Selby of Crossville; daughter, Alanah Smith of Crossville; stepson, Caleb Ottinger of Crossville; father and mother, Jim and Linda Buchholz Selby of Crossville; brother, Jonathan Selby of Crossville; grandchildren, Axel Smith and Sei Allen Ottinger; and niece and nephew, Hannah James Selby and Jack Henry Selby.
He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Valerie Selby.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. at Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at Hood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Garden.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC ( was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on September 9, 2019
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5 posts

Clint Turner
Sep 11, 2019
I wish for the family peace and recovery. I know part of the family, never met Steve but heard his name often, never heard a bad word ever, that speaks volumes. So sorry
Martha Waldo
Sep 10, 2019
So very sorry. Whatever God asks us to lift, He gives us the Grace to carry. Praying for all of you.🙏❤️
Patti Burgess and Dana Evans
Sep 10, 2019
I knew Steve for a very long time. I was honored to be his colleague, friend and eventually a patient. He was one of the sweetest young man I knew. He always had so many stories to tell. I will truly miss him. Prayers to his family. My daughter Dana Evans worked with Steve at Hospice. She is sending her prayers and love to the family. She will miss him as well.
Samantha Hendrix
Sep 09, 2019
Steve was a wonderful person and he will be so missed by many! I will never forget the time I worked with Steve. My prayers are with his family!
Teri Kelly
Sep 09, 2019
I knew Steve through hospice, where we both worked some years ago. We often went together to see our patients, and I knew him to be caring and attentive toward them and their families. He would go above and beyond with our patients. One of our patients was a Native American, and Steve made a delicate dream catcher for him, and hung it near the bed.
I miss him. Rest in peace, dear friend.