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Charles Lew "Chuck" Osborn


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Charles Lew "Chuck" Osborn Obituary
Charles (Chuck) Lew Osborn was born in Elkhart, Indiana on Jan. 5th, 1928 to Vivian and William Frank Osborn and passed away in Inverness on November 22, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 20 years, 4 step children, Julie, Bill, Lori and Tim, 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews and one brother, Alton of Toledo, Ohio.
Chuck moved from Elkhart, Ind. to Oak Ridge, Tenn. where he was active in all Sports at the first school built in that area. After graduating he enlisted in the Marines in 1948 and was sent to Parris Island. He was then sent to Camp Delmar on the west coast to radio school. Then in 1950 he was sent to Korea where he survived his tour there and was then sent to Hawaii where he finished his tour in 1952 at the rank of Staff Sgt. At that time, he went to college and after finishing college he went into teaching and then school administration. He and his first wife joined the International School System and was sent to several countries to build and set up schools for the employees of several oil companies, such as Gulf Oil and remained for several years as teachers before being sent to another country to build another school.
After they retired from teaching and moved to Inverness in 1982, he worked with Lucent Technologies, which took him all over the states, testing for new employees and those hoping for advancement. Next he started driving the school bus for Citrus County where most of the time it was on a "Substitute" route, so that took him all over the county. He then drove the bus for the Key Training Center which later developed into a teaching position for the Key Center students. All during this time he volunteered for Citrus Memorial Hospital and was very active in the Inverness Elks Lodge. During his 66 years with the Elks he was the ER twice and held every chair in the organization. During all this time he also enjoyed golf, softball and bowling and we both enjoyed dancing.
A memorial service will be held at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, where Chuck was a member, with a reception following at the Inverness Elks Lodge on Dec. 7th at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Leukemia Foundation in Chuck's name.
Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home www.ferofuneralhome.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2016
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