Mr. Rema Lane "R. L." O'Steen, Jr. age 97, of Douglas, GA passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at CRMC. Mr. O'Steen was born on February 4, 1921, in Guysie, Georgia to the late Rema Lane O'Steem, Sr. and Arlo Bennett O'Steen.
During World War II Mr. O'Steen was trained as an Aerographer at the Norfolk Virginia Naval Base and was then stationed in Key West, Florida. He later achieved both an architectural degree and a structural engineering degree through correspondence school from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Douglas, was Local Building Superintendent during the construction of the present First United Methodist Church which began in 1959 and was the last living member of the Building Committee of the church. He was a former member of the American Legion, former president of AIA, and a member of the Douglas Lions Club for 57 years.
Survivors include: son, Samuel "Sammie" Lane and wife Virginia O'Steen of Douglas, GA.; daughters: Frances Larraine and husband Tom Parker II, of Saint Simons Island, GA and Glenda Lu Tregellas of Douglas, GA; grandchildren: Mark O'Steen, Kim O'Steen, Pam O'Steen, Dereck Carver, Tom Parker III, Carey Parker, Richard Parker, Andrew Stewart; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: father, Rema Lane O'Steem, Sr.; mother, Arlo Bennett O'Steen; brothers: Jack O'Steen and Corky O'Steen; sister, Audrey Brough; grandson, Sam O'Steen; great-granddaughter, Holly O'Steen. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Frances Atwell O'Steen.
Funeral Services were held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church where Rev. Doug Walker officiated. Entombment followed at Douglas City Cemetery.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements