Dear Betty, Jonathan, Brigette and Harry,
I am profoundly saddened by the loss of Burl. He was truly one of the finest people I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time.
With love and deepest sympathy
Burl was an extremely gentle and kind soul and a credit to his family, which I consider among the finest I have known. The thoughts and prayers of my family are with him and his.
Our prayers and love go out to Betty and her family. Burl will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Howard and Jean Moore
I offer the Osborne family my most sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May your many warm and exciting memories along with the "peace of God that excels all thought" see you through this time of sadness.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Betty. Burl was a fair and good man, as well as a top-notch editor.
Our family is deeply saddened by the news of Burls passing. He was a mighty fine man to know. It has been years since seeing Burl, but he was always a part of our extended family. God Bless Betty and family.
God Speed Burl.
Burl has been an inspiration both professionally and personally since I had the privilege of working with him at the AP in Spokane. He was truly a great man in all respects, and I'm deeply saddened by his death. My prayers are with his family for peace, comfort and thanksgiving for a life extremely well lived.
Betty, I will always cherish the years that I knew Burl and you. He was a gentleman's gentleman. God bless you and Jonathan.
Sis and Jonathan - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you.
Your brother, Nelson Eddie and Family
The faculty and staff in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University are surprised and saddened to hear about Burl's passing. He is among our most notable graduates, and it was not that long ago he was on campus inspiring a new generation of reporters and communicators. His wisdom and tenacity as a journalist will be missed in the industry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Betty and Jonathan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen and I loved Burl Osborne and all that he stood for.
My father, Randall Shew who was the Publisher of The Richmond Register, was a friend and spoke highly of Mr. Osborne. The publishing world has lost a true friend and champion of free speech.
David Shew, Lexington KY
Betty and Jonathan--Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very hard time. We shall always cherish and remember our trip with David years ago to spend a weekend with you and Burl and the graciousness with which we were treated. It is one of the highlights of our travel opportunities. Terri still sets up her golf shots as you showed her Betty and we remember Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as well. Burl may have been small in stature but he was a giant of a man. We count ourselves fortunate to have crossed paths. May God Bless you and your family. Terri and Pete
I'm sorry for your loss. I know God will you through all these difficult times. Psalms 46:1
I am sorry to hear of Burl's passing, He and I grew up together in Ashland, Ky. He was one of the only true friends I had and I hated to see him leave school when he did. When I was living in Ft. Worth in the early 90's I sent a photo of our hager school class and he sent me a letter back telling me how they were all showing it around. May God bless you in your time of grief.
Dear Mrs.Betty Osborne, I was sad to hear about Burl's passing.He will be missed. May God be with you and Bless You. you take care.
Bill & I are so sorry for your loss. We have you and the family in our prayers.
Connie Hunter & Bill Chowning
Betty and Jonathan
Burl made this a better city. You are blessed to have had a wonderful husband and father. Our prayers are with you.
I met Burl while working as an R.N. for a couple of physicians at Presbyterian Hospital. He, Betty and I became "friends" and became reacquainted when I worked in a clinic @ UT Southwestern. Burl and I exchanged an e-mail a couple of months ago. He was a wonderful person and I am honored to have known him. I will further honor him by attending his memorial service on Friday. I send my love and sympathy to you, Betty.
Burl was a stalwart in his profession and well respected throughout his industry and the Dallas Community.
It was my Honor to work with Burl as a Dallas County Official during his 20 years of leadership at The Dallas Morning News.
May God Bless Burl and his Family
Betty we are so sorry to hear the news of Burl's passing. We love you and are praying for you.
Love always, John and Dottie
Betty, please accept my heartfelt condolences, for your loss. I really love you and Burl, he will truly be missed.
I owe much of my journalism career to Burl, going back to Ohio. He was a caring man and the ultimate professional. My thoughts are with the family. There are no bad memories of Burl, only good ones.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
My sincere sympathy for the loss of Burl. My condolences to the family and friends. Please find solace knowing he is peacefully resting. John 11:11, 12
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Much love to you all.
Burl was a newsman's newsman. While I was AP Michigan chief, he was the AP Ohio chief -- and I learned much from him. Not only did he transform The Dallas Morning News, he helped wrench Texas journalism from mediocrity into first-class competetive newspapering.
Burl and I became friends more than 50 years ago when he was working for the AP in Bluefield and driving a red Corvette (which, I understand, he much later upgraded to a red Mercedes sports car). We're both Marshall University graduates, and he was a loyal alumnus of the journalism program, of which I was a professor for almost 40 years. He arranged field trips for our students to Louisville when he was with the AP there, and he returned to campus many times to participate in our activities. He was a good friend and a great journalist. I admire him. I'm proud to have been his friend, and I am extraordinarily proud that he is a most distinguished journalism graduate of Marshall University..
George T. Arnold, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.
I had the pleasure of knowing Burl through the Andrews McMeel Universal Board of Directors. He was a total gentleman and so accommodating and I will miss him. My sympathy to Betty and the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss.
Burl was a terrific person, great board member and the ultimate journalist. He will be missed by all and especially for his warm smile and fun personality.
CEO Playboy Enterprises
We are very proud to have known Burl as a client, and then as a good friend for many years. Burl has truly left his mark on us and the world for which he will always be remembered. Our thoughts an prayers are for Betty and family. He will be missed by many.
My sympathy and condolences to Burl's family. I knew him when he was bureau chief at Columbus. He was always charming, and responsive. The newspaper world is diminished by this loss.
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief. Psalms 46:1 says " God is for us a refuge and strength. A help readily to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in fond memories and knowing God cares for you during this difficult time. Verne
...he was one of the finest gentleman I ever met... and one of the smartest too... go in peace Burl, you were one of the best!!!
To the family of Mr. Burl Osborne:
May God give you peace, comfort and strength in the coming days ahead.
Praying for you in Alabama.
We are extremely saddened and offer our deepest sympathy to Betty and the rest of his family.
Jerry and Jinna Lancourt
Burl combined uncommon vision with constant good judgment. Claire and I send warmest thoughts to Betty, who has always been a great partner to Burl.
My sincere condolence to the Osborne family. I pray that your family can have a measure of peace & comfort during the difficult days to come. (Romans 15:33)
Burl Osborne was a newsman's newsman. I came to know him while I was with AP and later at the Dallas Morning News. He was a driving force at both institutions and I admired him greatly. My sincere condolences and best wishes to his family.
A real leader, a fine man. Our condolences to Betty and the family.