Franklin Delano O’Steen

In Loving Memory of

Franklin Delano O’Steen


Franklin Delano O’Steen, 80, of Alachua, passed away September 30, 2020 in Alachua, Florida.

A graveside viewing and funeral service will be held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery in Worthington Springs, FL. on October 10, 2020. The viewing will begin at 10:00 AM and the service will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ray Keen of Connect Church officiating.

Franklin was born in Trenton, FL to the late William Fields and Leona Addie O’Steen on June 2, 1940. As a young man he earned a place on Tom’s Presidential Round Table while working for Tom’s Food’s Inc. He served as a member of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse for over 20 years, and rounded out his career as the longtime Foreman of Future Tree’s Nursery.

Franklin loved watching wildlife, fishing, a good meal and most of all spending time with family and friends. He was a founding board member of Hart 2 Hart Christian Academy and was incredibly proud of the organization’s accomplishments.

Franklin is preceded in death by his stepson, Charles Dale Riddle, Jr., brothers, William Marvin O’Steen, James Arthur O’Steen, and his three sisters Mazzie Hall, Bessie Grantham, and Rose Lee Yarghn.

Franklin is survived by his best friend, Linda O’Steen of Lake City, daughter Dallas Hart (David) of Lake City, stepdaughter Kimerly Ann Riddle of Land O’Lakes, stepson Johnny Lee Bond of Chiefland, brother, SJ O’Steen (Tiny) of Starke, grandchildren, Dawson, Dylan, and Dalton Hart of Lake City, Edwin Hayes Foster and Kent Andrew Riddle of Land O’Lakes, Skylynn Bond of Interlachen, niece, Brenda Hulsey (Jerry) of Starke, nephew, James O’Steen (Angie) of Starke, nephew, Ray Yarghn (Elaine) of Live Oak and many other relatives and long term friends.

Online Condolences

Leave Response

Please feel free to sign the Guest Register and forward your condolences to friends and family members who have suffered a loss. Please enter your words of remembrance in the space provided. You may choose to leave your message online or click the link below to send a private message to the family. Please note that Evans Carter Funeral Home will review all messages before they are published on the world-wide web or forwarded to family members. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank-you.

To protect your privacy, Evans Carter Funeral Home will not share your eMail address on the web. We offer you the option of providing it to us solely as a way to contact you. We do not share your eMail with third parties without your express written consent.

    Send a Private Condolence

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your City

    Your State


    Your Message