June 17, 1965 ~ May 29, 2019

Born in: West Palm Beach, FL
Resided in: Denver, CO

Stephen Paul Dirling, age 53, died at Lutheran Collier Hospice on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The cause was lung cancer.

Steve was born June 17, 1965 in West Palm Beach, Florida to Kenneth Eugene Dirling and Charlotte Spence Dirling. He lived in Woodland Park, Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado. He worked in the auto parts industry as a Store Manager for Checker Auto, Napa Auto Parts, and Tires Plus. Steve served in the US Army as a mechanic and courier in Germany.

He is survived by his devoted partner Sherry Schriver; his daughters Erin Dirling-Smith of North Carolina, Becky (Tyler) Riggsby of Florida, and Shannon (Jake) Wright of Ohio; his grandchildren Carli Brynn Smith, Tallan Albert Smith, Avery Jade Riggsby, Kainen Tyler Wright, and Mason Ryder Wright; his siblings Leo Dirling, David Dirling, and Kay Dirling; along with many other loving family members and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Mark Dirling.

Steve had a sharp wit and enjoyed bringing humor to the people around him. He was passionate about stock car racing and particularly loved fast Ford Mustangs. Steve enjoyed working on cars from an early age, and spent his career in the auto parts industry, where he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with customers and colleagues. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Tuesday, June 11th at 10:00AM at Horan & McConaty Lakewood Family Chapel. A reception will follow the service.

Please leave a memory of Steve or condolences for the family by signing the guestbook below.


Memorial Service: June 11, 2019 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Reception: June 11, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Committal Service: June 11, 2019 1:15 pm

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

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  1. Kay and family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Brothers are special. Sometimes a pain in the butt, sometimes someone to laugh with. Steve will always be a part of who you are.

  2. Steve, seems like just yesterday you were picking me up from school, and cooking us dinner every night! We may have not talked everyday anymore, but you will always have a special place in my life. I love you so much! I’m glad you’re pain is over but, I will miss you everyday. To Steve’s family, I’m so sorry for you’re loss. Rest in Heaven Steve.

  3. My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Steve.
    May you find comfort in your loving memories, the warmth of family and friends and the wonderful hope found at John 5: 28 & 29. Once again, please accept our condolences.

  4. Steve was a HUGE part of my family growing up in Woodland Park. He was my brother, Jeff’s, very best friend.

    Both Jeff and I were lucky enough to visit with Steve on the phone this passed December and we all shared A LOT of giggles. So blessed to have this opportunity.

    See you on the other side my friend!! We love you!!

  5. From the DeVries Family – We send all our love and prayers to all the family and friends of Steve.
    So sorry for your loss

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