Steven Mack Haycock, born on November 10, 1938, in Richfield, Utah, passed away on September 12, 2023, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Steve lived a fulfilling and accomplished life, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished by all who knew him.
Steve grew up on a farm in Circleville, Utah and was the youngest of six children. In his youth, he played basketball, was a pole vaulter on his high school track team and played trombone in the school band. He was dedicated to the values of scouting and attained the highest level of being an Eagle Scout. His friendships formed in childhood, at Piute High School, and the close-knit community of Circleville remained an influence throughout his life.
He met his future wife, Linda Sue Patton, in Wilmington, Ohio. He was visiting for the summer, and they worked together at his brother, Van’s, ice cream shop. They were married in 1960 and both returned to finish college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 1963.
Throughout his professional career, Steve held various management positions that took him across the country and overseas. He was first hired by General Electric and that led his growing family to Cleveland, Ohio, Huntington Beach, California, Delmar, New York and Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
The highlight of his career was the six years he spent as a plant manager for Albany International in Rotterdam, Holland. He and his family loved living in the small town of Wassenaar. They became immersed in the wonderful Dutch and large American community living there at the time. The family appreciated all the wonderful trips and amazing countries they visited throughout Europe.
Steve also held management roles at two other companies, Dexter Corp in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Freudenberg NOK in Plymouth, Michigan. His dedication and expertise in his field were highly regarded by his colleagues and peers.
In 2004, Steve and Sue retired to Williamsburg, Virginia. They fell in love with their beautiful neighborhood and the rich history of the area. They regularly attended football and basketball games at William and Mary. There were countless visits to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens with their grandchildren.
Steve had a range of interests and hobbies that brought him joy and fulfillment. He enjoyed playing golf with his neighbors, traveling to see family and friends and skiing in his beautiful home state of Utah. He and Sue spent a lot of time attending the many events and activities of their cherished grandchildren. Known as “Mr. Fix It”, Steve loved assisting his friends and neighbors with any projects they needed help with. He took immense pride in his beautiful home and meticulously maintained yard.
Steve was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and found comfort in his religious beliefs.
He is preceded in death by his adored parents, Vera and Shepherd Haycock, as well as his siblings Hal Haycock, Phyllis Simkins, Francis Haycock, and Van Haycock. He leaves behind a loving and devoted family, including his wife of 63 years, Sue Haycock, their son Scott Haycock, daughter Alison Muldowney (Mark), Christopher Haycock (Jami), his older sister Betty Craven, and his beloved grandchildren Thomas, Ellen, Abigail and Samantha.
Steve’s family said a final goodbye to him in a private gathering. They feel incredibly blessed to have had such a loving, kind, and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather in their lives. Steve’s memory will be forever cherished.