Edward Hugh Osteen

September 11, 1940 - September 4, 2018
Edward Hugh Osteen

Edward Hugh “Clifford” Osteen, 77, of East Flat Rock went to Heaven Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from St. Joseph’s Campus of Mission Hospitals.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Edward “Teat” and Mildred Hester McCrary Osteen and brother of the late Beulah Simms.
Clifford was a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in engineering. He was a US Army veteran, serving from 1958-1966 in Germany where he met his wife and started his family. He was an engineer for Square D, Inc. for 18 years and for Kyocera Ceramics for 16 years. Clifford, a strong believer in the Ten Commandments, was of the Baptist faith.
He loved animals, especially his dogs. He was an avid trout fisherman and gardener and was considered to be a tomato and okra expert. Clifford enjoyed going out to eat and loved his patio dinners with his son, Martin, and Kim.
He is survived by his son, Edward Martin Osteen and his fiancée, Kimberly Ann Kightlinger, of East Flat Rock; daughter, Elisabeth Burgess of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; two granddaughters, Ashley Gabrielle Burgess of Blacksburg, SC and Priscilla Budinski of Shelby; and two grandsons, Anthony Michael Warren of Lancaster, SC, and Joshua Allen Warren of Hendersonville. Clifford was blessed with cousins whom he loved as brothers and sisters, Glenn Hill and wife, Vivian; Evelyn Nichols and husband, Norman; Faye brown and husband, Earl; and Danny Ward, husband of the late Mary Lee Hill Ward.
A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Steve Scoggins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
To offer online condolences, please visit shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Service

Saturday, September 8, 2018
4:00 PM

Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC

Burial

Saturday, September 8, 2018
4:00 PM

Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC

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  • September 06, 2018
    Deborah Whitley Van Wieren says:
    Martin and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You’re in my prayers.

  • September 06, 2018
    Donna Grant says:
    The Gregg Grant family are sending their love and prayers. We hate the circumstances that caused us to meet, but we are glad we got to fellowship together during our times of grief. God bless you all. You are in our prayers.

  • September 08, 2018
    Kathy and Greg Freeman says:
    Dearest Martin, how I will miss your dad’s beautiful garden and all the lovelies that came from it. He was so kind to share it with me and plant some of my favorites. My nicest memory was having Easter Brunch sitting outside at your house with him. I will never forget how he loved my pickled eggs! He was such a nice man and we will miss him. The Kightlinger’s send their love and prayers at this sad time.

  • September 12, 2018
    S. A. Brown says:
    Edward & Elisabeth my condolence. As you share your fond memories of your dad,reflect on this Bible promise: "Do not marvel at this: the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (the grave) will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29) Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever in peaceful paradisiac conditions. (Psalm 37:29 & Isaiah 35:5, 6) Your dear father will be missed