Mr. Osborne was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Tannery, Ky., to the late Ernest and Sarah Jane Lewis Osborn. Mr. Osborne was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a self-employed general contractor for several years, and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Navy, in which he served in the South Pacific on a PT Boat and was involved in the atomic bomb testing on Bikini Atoll island called Operation Crossroads from 1946 to 1947. He also was a prisoner of war in the Pacific Islands, was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Presidential Unite Citation and Philippines Liberation medal.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs, Ohio, and was an active member of AMVETS in West Union, Ohio, Post 247 and member of the American Legion Post 23 in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, whom he married Dec. 22, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, Phyllis Karn Osborne; two sons, Eugene E. (Linda) Osborne of Hebron, Ky., and George Osborne of Galveston, Texas; two daughters, Mary Jane Osborne of Lovettsville, Va., and Cecilia Osborne of Stout, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, George and Kenneth Osborne; and three sisters, Gladys Adams, Doris and Helen Osborne.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg, Ky., with Brother Wayne Harper officiating. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery at Tannery, Ky. Military graveside rites will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 5438 Monte Lewis Stamm in Vanceburg, Ky.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the time of service Monday at Gaydos Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established for SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662.