He worked for Melling Drop Forge for 33 years and was a member of Local 724
He is survived by his children Sherry Shaw of Lansing, Becky Weck of Lansing, Pat Ray of North Carolina, and Gregory Osteen of Lansing, son-in-law Gordon Marsh of Lansing; 8 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Thelma J. Osteen, son Gary Osteen in 1973, daughter Beverly Marsh in 2006.
The funeral service for J.T. “Jake” Osteen will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with interment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.