Steven Lacy Replogle, 63, of Southern Pines, N.C., passed away December 11, 2020, in Southern Pines. He was born October 20, 1957, in Great Bend, Kan., the son of Charles B. Replogle, M.D. and Lois (Lacy) Replogle.
He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1976, and later from the University of Kansas in 1984, where he was member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He worked many years in sales for hotels in Kansas, Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina. He was the director of Sales for Legacy Golf Links in Aberdeen/Pinehurst, N.C. for the last 14 years.
He was a former member of the First Congregational Church in Great Bend. He was a life member of the University of Kansas Alumni Association, member of AA and proudly celebrated over 24 years of sobriety, Sandpiper of Southern Pines Golf Club and Carolina Golf Association. Steven was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau of Pinehurst/Southern Pines Aberdeen, traveling all over the Northeast and Canada promoting golf in the Pinehurst area. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and exceptional friend.
He is survived by his mother; three sisters, Jane (Jerry) Barber of Richmond, Va., Susan (Jim) Debes and Anne (Larry) Kutina both of Great Bend. Also surviving are his adoring nieces and nephews he referred to as “his kids”: Parker Rhoads, Caitlin Debes, Colton Debes, Andrew Kutina, Madison Debes Blackmon, Elizabeth Kutina, Kyle Barber, Ryan Barber and Kristen Barber; and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his father; his niece, Stephanie Rhoads; and his grandparents.
We are humbled and appreciative that Mr. Replogle family has chosen First Tee – Sandhills as an avenue to honor his enthusiasm, support, and passion for junior golf. Mr. Replogle’s passion for the First Tee stemmed from his love of the game, values that golf instilled in young people, and the impression the sport had the ability to leave.