William Powell (Bill) Osborne

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First Sergeant (Retired) William Powell (Bill) Osborne, 79, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. Mr. Osborne was born in Knoxville, Tenn., the home to which he returned after serving his country first in the US Navy Reserve and then in the US Army for more than 26 years. He served one tour in Vietnam and was stationed in Germany, Hawaii and multiple locations in the continental United States before retiring as the 1SG at Company B, Military Police Processing, at the US Army reception station at Fort McClellan. Mr. Osborne served his community proudly as a member of the Knox County Sheriff's Department Senior Citizen Awareness Network (SCAN) and through his devotion to God as a member of Central Church of God, Knoxville, Tenn. He volunteered countless hours serving and supporting friends, family and neighbors. He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew T. Osborne, of Ga.; sister, Sally Osborne, of Ind.; mother and father, Velma and Theodore Osborne, both of Knoxville, Tenn. He is survived by his children, Debbie Moore, of Brazoria, Texas, MAJ (Ret) Denise Lyons, of Cadiz, Ky. and LTC (Ret) Ross Osborne, of Manassas, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his current wife, Georgia; sister, Patricia Osborne, of Ind. and many nieces and nephews, notably including USAF SSgt (Ret) Ron Heyse of Ind. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. - 12 P.M. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Bridges Funeral Home followed by the funeral service with Pastor Jack Dean and Pastor Billy Baker officiating. After the service, family and friends will proceed to East Tenn. Veteran Cemetery - John Sevier for the interment with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to KCSO-SCAN, Knox Central Building, 1000 N. Central Avenue, Suite A, Knoxville, TN 37917. Bridges Funeral Home 5430 Rutledge Pike Knoxville, Tenn. 865-523-4999 www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
Published in The Anniston Star on May 30, 2014
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