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Jeffery Charles Ostine

February 22, 1958 — August 18, 2022

Jeffery Charles Ostine entered this world on February 22, 1958, as the fourth child to James A. Ostine, Sr and Eleanor Mai Adams Davis in Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his father James A Ostine, Sr, his grandparents, James and Katie Adams and his brother, Robert Eugene Ostine.

He was educated in the Nashville Public Schools of Davidson County and graduated from North High School. He worked for Metro Public Schools for 20 plus years and later became a caregiver at the Clover Bottom Facilities until his retirement.

He professed his life to Christ at the early age of 10 and became a member of the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. James Thomas for many years. He then moved his membership to Noah’s Ark Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Percy A. Davis where he was ordained as a Deacon, he also sung in the choir and worked with the youth ministry. He later moved his membership to Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Freeman Geter where he served as a faithful member until his health failed him.


He was married to Deborah Jean Primm and from that union 3 daughters were born, Deborah, DaWanda and Monique. He also had one son, James whom he called “Buddy” who later became his caregiver as his health issues progressed. Buddy made sure that his father had everything that he needed and got him everywhere he needed to be when he was no longer able to do it for himself due to his health.

Jeffery Charles had a love of cars, singing, playing cards, listening to music, food and just having a good time with his family and friends. Even though he was small man in stature you knew if he was in the building because he could be heard.

On August 18, 2022, he released his last breath on this side and took his first breath on the other side. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted mother Eleanor Mai Adams Davis(Alphonso Percy), children, James Edward Darnell, DaWanda(Gawain)Grimes and Monique Ostine; siblings: Constance(Jackie)Beasley; James(Lisa) Ostine; Carolyn(Roger)Scruggs; Yolanda Davis and foster sister Keturah(Jason) Hereford; grandchildren: Monesha, Jacob, Mikayla, Kaden and Landon; aunts: Linda(Floyd) Stone, Katherine(Ewell)Overton, Paralee Beard; special devoted friend: Lisa Myers; goddaughters: Lynna Brinkley and Rodjanae Cato; godson: Lsaiah Camden Adams ; devoted nephew: Ronald Bruce Smith; devoted cousins: Lamont Scales, Charles Young and Herman Scales; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10-11 with funeral to follow at Mt. Paran P.B. Church 1701 14th Ave. N. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery North

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