ROCK HILL, S.C. - William E. "Billy" Osborn III, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2013, at his residence.
He was a native of Mecklenburg County; a former resident of Gaston County, and the son of the late William E. Osborn Jr. He formerly worked as a welder. He loved fishing, antiques and taking care of his mother.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Champion Osborn of Charlotte; daughter, Dee Lee Jones of Denver; sons, Chris Osborn of Denver and Brandon of Fort Mill, SC.; brothers, Doug and Danny Osborn of Charlotte, Terry Osborn of Stanley; three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, conducted by Ron McCraw.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the William Osborn lll Memorial Fund, 2236 Belmeade Drive, Charlotte, NC 28214.
Ward Funeral Service, 220 South Broad Street, Gastonia, is assisting the Osborn family.