Alfred Bryan Osborn Jr., known to most as Bud, 81, St. Clair, departed this life Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home in St. Clair.|
Bud, son of the late Alfred Bryan Osborn Sr. and wife Matilda "Mattie" Francis, nee King, was born July 26, 1932, in St. Clair. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Phillips Oct. 14, 1951. Four children came to bless this union.
Bud was a Christian and longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell. In recent years he enjoyed visiting Christ Chapel, St. Clair. During his working career he was employed as a truck driver through the hall of Teamsters Local 682, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Steelworkers and Machinists of America, where he was a proud member, retiring after 28 years of service. Bud also was a member and past master of Easter Lodge 575 AF & AM of St. Clair, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 96 of St. Clair, Shriners International, and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A., Valley of St. Louis, Orient of Missouri Valley. Other memberships included Republican National Committee, National Rifle Association, Missouri Farm Bureau and St. Clair Elks Lodge 2651. Bud was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying his Cessna. He also loved to go fishing, hunting and traveling to Western states to go four-wheeling. What meant most to Bud was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live in their hearts forever.
Bud is survived by his wife, Dorothy Osborn, St. Clair; one son, Jack Osborn and fiancee, Cheryl Stulce, Lonedell; two daughters, Jill Middleton and husband Mike, St. Clair, and Jeanne Menke and husband Francis, New Haven; by two brothers, Dennis Osborn, Columbia, Tenn., and J.J. Osborn and wife Barbara, St. Clair; by one sister, Pat Bearden, St. Clair; by seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces; -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Mattie Osborn; one son, Jimmy Osborn; and one sister, Eileen Rulo.
Masonic services were held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jay Tilson officiating.
Interment was at Bethel Cemetery, Lonedell.
Memorials may be given to the family for the benefit of Bethel Cemetery, Lonedell, and Indian Prairie Cemetery, Union.
The Osborn family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on June 25, 2014