J.B. O'Steen, Jr. of High Springs, FL, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at NFRMC in Gainesville, FL. He was 96 years old. He was born in High Springs, FL on July 19, 1924 to John Benny and Susie Bruce O'Steen and was a lifelong resident. He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Army and retired as a Railroad Freight Agent. Mr. O'Steen loved to fish and enjoyed farming. He was also a longtime member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.
Mr. O'Steen is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Mary Austin O'Steen and his two brothers, Daniel O'Steen and Andrew O'Steen. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Ann O'Steen, Nina Faye(Carl)Salmi and Lucy Diane O'Steen; all of High Springs, FL; his son, J.B.(Carla)O'Steen,III of High Springs, FL; his sisters, Bonnie Jean Simmons of High Springs, FL and Irma Jean Graham of Plant City, FL; his grandchildren, J.B. O'Steen,IV, Eric Austin O'Steen, Stephanie Dawn Holt and Kelly Marie(Nicholas)Owens and his great-granddaughter, Callie Faith Owens.
A graveside service to honor Mr. O'Steen will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor S.J. Brown and Mr. Trevor Fleming officiating.