Simon Edwards
B: 1932-04-14
D: 2018-04-24
View Details
Edwards, Simon
Peggy King
B: 1932-09-07
D: 2018-04-23
View Details
King, Peggy
Floyd Reese
B: 1950-02-26
D: 2018-04-21
View Details
Reese, Floyd
Marjorie James
B: 1924-08-03
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
James, Marjorie
Clyde Bennett
B: 1945-08-11
D: 2018-04-19
View Details
Bennett, Clyde
Barbara Barham
B: 1935-04-04
D: 2018-04-19
View Details
Barham, Barbara
James Gregory
B: 1934-02-10
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Gregory, James
Lewis Ford
B: 1933-01-17
D: 2018-04-17
View Details
Ford, Lewis
Ivan Leake
B: 1940-02-19
D: 2018-04-17
View Details
Leake, Ivan
Henry Adenauer
B: 1955-03-27
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Adenauer, Henry
Mallory Johnson
B: 1924-10-30
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Johnson, Mallory
Brenda Johnson
B: 1939-07-30
D: 2018-04-15
View Details
Johnson, Brenda
Mary Trexler
B: 1928-12-20
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Trexler , Mary
Martin Orellana
B: 1974-11-15
D: 2018-04-13
View Details
Orellana, Martin
Charles Fleming
B: 1937-08-31
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Fleming, Charles
Charlton Hogwood
B: 1954-07-12
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Hogwood, Charlton
Lena Brooks
B: 1928-05-12
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Brooks, Lena
John Watson
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Watson, John
Nacé Mentzer
B: 1998-04-29
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Mentzer, Nacé
Bert Stevens
B: 1941-04-20
D: 2018-04-07
View Details
Stevens, Bert
Calvin Turner
B: 1934-10-08
D: 2018-04-06
View Details
Turner, Calvin


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2033 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 526-3400
Fax: (804) 526-3436

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Thomas O'Steen can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Thomas O'Steen Sr.

Thomas O'Steen Sr.
Colonel Thomas L. O’Steen, Sr., 88, of Colonial Heights, Virginia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilda J. O’Steen; and two sons, Thomas L. O’Steen Jr. and Patrick W. O’Steen. Tom was born in Monroe, Louisiana on December 15, l929. Upon completion of high school in 1948, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. As an enlisted airman, Tom was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant and was recommended for Officers Candidate School, where he received his Air Force Officers commission. During his Air Force career, Tom flew numerous missions during the Cold War years, including 24-hour non-stop B-52 flights around the world, the Berlin Air Lift, the Cuban Missile Crisis and many others. He also served as a flight instructor for air-to-air refueling missions for B-52 bombers. As part of the Strategic Air Command, Tom served as the Commander of the Washington Air Defense Sector stationed at Fort Lee. In addition, he was assigned to the Pentagon, where he served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States. After his retirement from the Air Force, Tom was recruited as the Data Processing Manager for the Virginia State Police for another ten years before fully retiring from a life of service to others. During Tom’s life he served his country with honor and dedication. In addition, he loved and served his family with the dedication of a true husband and father. During his time on this earth, Tom touched many lives and will be truly missed by all of those that knew and loved him. Tom is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rose B. O’Steen; his daughter, Wilda “Tink” Norwood; his son, Daniel E. O'Steen; and his step-children, Rosemary O’Steen, Randy Thomas Sr., Carl Thomas, Donald Thomas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Reverend Randy Thomas officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be registered at
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories