GOREVILLE — Leroy O’Steen, 89, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at his home.
Leroy was born April 10, 1928, in Drumright, Oklahoma, to Zaphany and Pearl (Culler) O’Steen.
He married Hazel Kathleen Dillman on April 16, 1957, in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death Aug. 24, 2010.
While in the U.S. Army, Leroy served in the Occupational Force of Japan and then served in the U.S. Navy during the entire Korean Conflict on the USS Rogers.
He was a cement truck driver for Grohne Concrete in Decatur for many years until his retirement. Leroy and Hazel enjoyed growing rose bushes. He loved working on cars and spending time with his family. Leroy was a member of the teamsters and Fleet Reserve Association.
Survivors include daughter, Leah Ann O’Steen of Pana; daughters, Susan St. Amand and husband, Thomas, of Houston, Texas, Karen O’Steen of Stiritz, Mary Vest and husband, Mike, of Goreville; sons, Brian O’Steen of Goreville, and Leroy O’Steen Jr and wife, Toby, of Decatur; 17 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers and two sisters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with Dr. Ron Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit bluefuneralhome.com.