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Tom Osteen, owner of ATO Ltd and C-WC Chamber Board Member passes away

Mr. Tom Osteen owner of ATO Ltd., 1100 Charleston Highway, West Columbia passed away, Saturday.

Osteen was a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Board. He was recognized as the Chamber’s Business of the Quarter in February of 2021. A C-WC Chamber announced Osteen’s passing on social media, Monday afternoon.

City of West Columbia’s Anna Huffman and Osteen

“I’m so saddened, Tom always acted younger than anyone else and gave so much energy helping others.” -Hayley Bowers CWC Chair

Osteen and his company donated personal protection equipment to the West Columbia Police Department during the COVID crisis. West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles said ATO Ltd. has been great for the citizens of West Columbia. Then-West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall also thanked Osteen for the help to the police department.
Osteen was a tireless volunteer for the Chamber.

Other C-WC Board members expressed their sorrow regarding the passing of Osteen.
“Tom was the first to say hello, and the last to say goodbye- as genuine as he was kind.” -Jeff Lawler, CWC Board

“Such a truly kind person who was always great to be around.” -Brad Giles, CWC Board

“One of the nicest men you know.” -Chuck Underhill CWC Board

“Our Board will miss the gentleman that Tom was, we will miss his calm expertise of leadership as a small business man – and most importantly we will miss the friendship that Tom shared with us.” -Tim James CEO and President