MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. - Steven Ellis Osteen, 58, of Central City, KY passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:50AM at Norton's Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Osteen was born July 12, 1954 in Muhlenberg County. He retired in 2012 from the KY State Highway Department as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor in Muhlenberg County, and was of the Baptist faith. Steve served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971 - 1973, and the KY National Guard from 1974 - 1978. He worked for the Central City Police Department from 1988 - 2003, serving as police chief from 1995 - 2003. He received a Silver Star for Bravery from the Police Hall of Fame, and a Life Saving Award from the Police Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Floyd Osteen.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Anne Gray Osteen; sons Steven Osteen II of Central City and Jordan Osteen of Central City; daughter Brandi (Chris) Vaughn of Mesa, AZ; step-sons Aaron (Amy) Patrick of Livermore and J.C. Moore of Central City; adopted son Frank Chesla of Central City; three grandchildren; parents Carl and Shirley Reno of Central City; brothers Tim (Anita) Reno of Louisville and Rev. Bobby (Debbie) Reno of Nortonville; sisters Candy (Ricky) Franklin of Dawson Springs and Robin (Mark) Eades of Central City; and best friend/brother Greg Baxter of Owensboro.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Bobby Reno officiating. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Posted on 2/2/14

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