Leland Hayes Osteen, 70, of Zirconia passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Elizabeth House following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Arthur Osteen; and Isabell Osteen Staton of Zirconia. He retired from G.E. after twenty-seven years of service. He was a member of Mountain Valley Baptist Church. He proudly served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. His brother, Mack Osteen preceded him in death in 2011.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his loving wife of forty-three years, Nola Maybin Osteen; a son Warren Leland Osteen and his wife Melissa of Zirconia; two daughters, Emily McCarson and her husband Jim of Newport News, VA; Shannon Phillips and her husband Clint of Zirconia; nine grandchildren, Morgan, Kaitlyn, and Emma Osteen, James, Marcus, Alexis, and Seth McCarson; Jaden and Karah Phillips; three sisters, Arnetta Mullinax, Nola Garber, Ann Lindsey, all of Zirconia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Mountain Valley Baptist Church. Revs. Shannon Owen and Dan Holbert will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick- Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 65 Mountain Valley Cemetery Road, Zirconia, NC 28790.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time. I know it is hard to lose a husband,father, & gradfather. May God be with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time
My sincere sympathy to the family. Leland was a kind and thoughtful person and had a smile and friendly personality that made everyone around him feel comfortable. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We send our deepest condolences to you and your
family at this difficult time
of loss. May your beloved
father Rest in Peace.
Chuck and Martha Kolling
We extend to you and your
family our deepest sympathy and condolences at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are
Louise Morgan (Jr’s wife)
and daughter Lynn Morgan Bradshaw
Your family is in my prayers!
Emily and Family;
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You
May the Lord be with you and your family now and in the days ahead. Our prayer is that he will give you peace of heart, strength to get through each day and the courage to follow his plan for you.
Love and prayers,
Clayton and Myra
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