He was the owner of J. L. Steen Funeral Directors and Best Friend Pet Cremation Services, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Odell and Evelyn Steen; and an uncle, Thomas George Jr.
He is survived by his companion, Shelia Gosa of Elizabethtown; two aunts, Linda Skees of Elizabethtown and Janet Reed (Walter) of Rineyville; and several cousins including Michael Skees (Amanda), Scott Skees (Kelly), DeWayne Reed (Vickie), Carroll McDonald (Phyllis), Tom “Tomboy” George, Jakob Skees, Kassy Skees, Kayla Skees and Tyler Skees.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.