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.
My deepest sympathies and all my prayers are with all of you. I love you all.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!
I was sorry to hear of Mack’s sudden passing. I will always remember his wonderful smile and sense of humor. May God bless you all. Sincerely, Terri
Tammy and Family, Linda and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your father, just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you Mack for your guidance and mentorship during my apprentiship at Berkeley. You will be missed.
Growing up Mack was always the ultimate of “cool”. He was the older guy that I admired. He seemed to know what to say and how to say it. He always had a smile on his face.
Our sympathy to his sisters and family. He surely was one of the good guys!
Loretta and family, we are so sorry to hear about Mack. May God put his loving arms around each of you and give you added strength during this time. We extend love and blessings to each of you.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Ashley and Brandon:
Our thoughs are with you and your family at this sad time. If we can help, we hope you know that you can call on us.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.