Arthur McDonald ìMackî Osteen, Jr., 70, of Zirconia went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Pardee Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Arthur McDonald Osteen, Sr. and Isabelle Osteen Staton of Zirconia. He was an Army veteran, retired from Kimberly-Clark, and attended Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his loving wife of forty-seven years, Loretta Osteen; four daughters, Tammy White and her husband Charley of Louisville, KY, Tabatha Osteen of South Carolina, Tonya McCrain and her husband Todd of Zirconia, Ashley Staton and her husband Brandon of Zirconia; eight grandchildren, Heather, Ethan, Lauren, Sara, Sydney, Tanner, Taylor, and Haylee; a brother, Leland Osteen of Zirconia; three sisters, Arnetta Mullinax, Nola Garber, and Ann Lindsey, all of Zirconia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Sunday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Preachers Gerald Jones and Travis Parker will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Saturday evening in the Forest Lawn Chapel.