June 16, 1943 - October 1, 2020
Reuben “Butch” Walter O’Steen, Jr. 77 of Mount Dora, FL went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 01, 2020. Butch was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1943 in Eustis, FL to the late Reuben and Delphia O’Steen. He was a lifelong resident of Lake County FL and was the class president of Eustis High School, Class of 1961. Butch was a member of the T.C.A, Train Collectors of America and enjoyed working on his model train collection. He was also an amateur numismatist and enjoyed collecting silver coins. Butch was a proud member of the United States Air Force. He fought for our grateful nation during the Vietnam war as a Aerial refueling pilot, responsible for safely and effectively transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft to another during flight. He later went to college and obtained a Doctorate degree in veterinarian medicine and was a well-known Veterinarian for over 20 years. After that Butch became an associate professor at Lake Sumter State College where he was head of the science department and retired in 2009. On December 21,1991 Butch married the love of his life, Linda Jean Valocsik in front of his vet clinic on the corner of Bay Rd. and 441. He was a dedicated man with a good sense of humor and a big heart. He always had a strong love for dogs and he and his wife always had multiple living in their home through the years. He is predeceased by his Sister: Barbara Allison. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years: Linda O’Steen, of FL; Daughters: Terry Calderaio, of PA and Allison O’Steen, of PA; Stepson: Scott (Lisa) Kaufman, of PA and five Grandchildren. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Services have been entrusted to Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, FL Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the tribute wall.
Reuben “Butch” Walter O’Steen, Jr. 77 of Mount Dora, FL went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 01, 2020. Butch was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1943 in Eustis, FL to the late Reuben and Delphia O’Steen. He was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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