Steve Brennaman

Steve Brennaman

Tuesday, March 16th, 1954 - Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Mr. Charles “Steve” Steven Brennaman, age 66, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on August 7, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 16, 1954 in Greenfield, Indiana, the son of Charles Claiborn Brennaman and Pauline Iris (Clark) Brennaman. He was married on July 8, 1978 in Columbia, Mississippi to Barbara McLeod.

Steve graduated from Northeast High School in Macon, Georgia. After graduation, Steve enlisted into the United States Navy, where he was very proud to have served in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Upon completion of his term of service, he enrolled in and graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia allowing him to commission through the ROTC as an Officer in the United States Army. Serving overseas in Germany and later commanding a company and serving as battalion Executive Officer stateside, he achieved his Master’s from Troy University and his Jumpmaster status less than a year later.

After graduating Command and General Staff College, Steve wrote doctrine and taught ROTC for the Army until his retirement. He earned many decorations through his career including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Pathfinder Badge. On September 1, 1995, Steve retired from the United States Army at the rank of Major.

Steve started his second career in banking and finance immediately after retiring from the United States Army. He most recently spent the last 6 years as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Central Trust Bank in Jefferson City.

Steve was always very active in his community. He served as past President of the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation, was active in Boy Scouts, and was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. Steve was also a member of Rotary West, and in 2019 he was the Rotarian of the Year.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara McLeod Brennaman; one son, McLeod Steven Brennaman of Delaware; one brother, Clay Brennaman of Atlanta, Georgia; two nephews, Chris Brennaman (wife, Tiffany) and David Brennaman (wife, Heather) all of Atlanta, Georgia.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Pauline Brennaman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The public is welcome to attend while following social distancing guidelines. Personal masks will be required.

A memorial service will be conducted immediately following the visitation with the Reverend Angela Madden officiating.

A live stream link of the service will begin at 1:00 pm for friends that are not able to attend. Please visit or his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website to access the live stream. Friends may mail sympathy cards or leave condolences online to be given to his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    324 Madison St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 1:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    324 Madison St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Angela Madden


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Posted at 11:46am
To Mcleod and Family. So sorry for your loss. We got your back.
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James Treadwell

Posted at 11:44am
Steve was my Executive Officer in CSC 1/54 Inf and remained my friend for the next 40 years. Although we never served together again, we stayed in contact and were lucky to spend time together occasionally. Barbara and McLeod our thoughts are with you today. Stay in touch.

Wil & Manou

Posted at 06:16pm
Remembering Steve! A man with a strong vision, common sense and no BS, yet always in a gentle and humorous way! Always there to help a friend! Thanks!
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Betty Thompson

Posted at 03:55pm
As a customer of Central Trust Co I am wanting to offer the family my sincere sympathy during this time of loss. I so appreciated Steve's professionism and kindness as he has helped me with my investments during the past several years. Steve was a very kind man and will be greatly missed. Betty

Brent Bunnell

Posted at 10:38am
I am proud to have had the privilege to consider Steve my friend. To Barbara and McLeod, I offer my sincerest condolences. Steve was a complex man with a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone, and those years we spent in Lancaster are filled with great memories of joy and laughter. My life is better for having had him be a part of it. Rest in peace my friend.

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