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Bobby Osborne Sr., age 74, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on April 2, 1940 to the late Cleveland and Nora Greene Osborne. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Osborne and several sisters and brothers.
Bobby was a people person who never met a stranger. He had owned and operated several businesses, including convenience stores and gas stations. He loved the daily contact with his customers who he thought of as family. He was a wonderful husband, terrific Dad and an awesome Grandpa.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen Osborne; daughters: Flora Bridgette Osborne, Lisa Ann Snyder, Sonya Diane Osborne, Nora Michelle Osborne; son, Bobby Osborne Jr.; sisters: Mary Barker and Carolyn Watson; brother, Stanley ‘Buck’ Osborne; his babies and grandchildren: Gracie Marie Laws, Brandon Wayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Johnson, Maddison Lucille Johnson, Matthew Edward Johnson, Heather Kelley and Wesley Darnell; mother-in-law, Ella Ruth Greer-McComas; his partner in crime, Wayne Snyder; his pal, Red; his nurse, Amy Grindstaff; special pastors and friends: Eddie Porter and Jim Norman; several nieces and nephews and many, many special friends.
The family received friends from 2-3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. with Pastors Eddie Porter and Jim Norman officiating. Special music was provided by Larry and Brenda Barry. Graveside service and interment followed from the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Roberts, Wayne Snyder, Donald Snyder, Raymond Laws, David Vanover, and William Eddie Morefield. Honorary Pallbearers were Kelly Stewart; all of Bobby’s grandchildren; Duke Snyder and Anthony Farmer.
Memorials in Bobby’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 865 Slimp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.
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The family of Bobby Osborne Sr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.