LOCKHART — Mr. Claude James “Jabo” Steen, 85, husband of Betty Ashe Steen, 314 South Sixth St., Lockhart, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Steen was born Dec. 29, 1926 a son of the late Ben and Clara Meggs Steen. He was retired from Lockhart Power and was a member of Lockhart Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. Mr. Steen was veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and was also a member of the Shriners and the Masonic Lodge of Lockhart.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Esther Starnes and husband Butch of Whitmire and Angie Patrick and husband Roy of York; two sons, Freeman Reardon and wife Betty of Whitmire and Lee Steen and wife Allie of York; a sister, Betty Johnson of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren, Jason Reardon and wife Mary of Spartanburg, Eric Reardon and wife Tammy of Gray Court, Mike Senn and wife Jessica of Union, Jonathan Patrick and wife Michelle of McConnells, Michelle Knight and husband Jason of Silverstreet, T.J Starnes of Whitmire and Lee-Bo Steen of York; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by five brothers, one sister, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Lockhart Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Steve Lemons and Rev. Kenny Weaver. Burial will follow at Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mr. Steen’s grandsons and a special friend, Troy Vaughan. The adult Sunday School Class of Lockhart Presbyterian Church is asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lockhart Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 9, Lockhart, SC 29364.
The family will be at the home 314 South Sixth St., Lockhart.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home