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John Osteen

November 13, 1924 — October 17, 2016

Brevard, North Carolina

John Luke "Jack" Osteen Jr. of Brevard died Monday, October 17, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

Born November 13, 1924, in Guilford County, North Carolina, Osteen was the son of John Luke and Ruth Osteen. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He earned the rank of Major General. He was also a graduate of the Harvard University Business School Advanced Management Program.

Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army after 35 years, Osteen and his wife, the late Patricia Hannum Osteen, moved to Brevard, where he was employed as a broker for Interstate Johnson Lane, which later became Stifel Nicholas.

Osteen was active in his community, serving on the Parish Board of Sacred Heart Church, the Transylvania Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Brevard Rotary Club.
Osteen is survived by two daughters, Lindsay Sanders and Ann Voigt, both of Greer, South Carolina; a son, John Luke Osteen III of Highlands, North Carolina; a son-in-law, Robert Sanders of Greer, South Carolina; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

His life was one of service to his God, his country and his family. Osteen often remarked that his life was shepherded by a loving God and he never lost his optimism or gentle humor, in spite of the tragedies of wartime and the loss of his beloved wife, Pat.

Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 24, at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Brian Berg Lane, in Brevard. The public is invited to attend.

Military Rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard for Veterans of Transylvania County.

The family would like to thank Tore's Home of Brevard and College Walk for the time and compassionate care they gave him during his time with them.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Safe's Attic, P.O. Box 2013, Brevard, NC 28712.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.

  • Memorial Mass

    October 24, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    100 Brian Berg Lane
    Brevard, NC
    (828) 883-9572
  • Visitation

    Monday October 24 2016

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    100 Brian Berg Lane
    Brevard, NC
    (828) 883-9572
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