William H. Bill Osborne Jr.

Salisbury, North Carolina

Age 76


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William H. “Bill” Osborne Jr., age 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at the Trellis Supportive Care-Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Osborne Sr. Rev. Osborne was a United Methodist minister for more than 45 years. He served...

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I didn't know Bill very well, but his brother Barry is my brother-in-law and I know he and Bill were very, very close. I have no doubt Bill is in heaven now and hopefully I'll run into him when I get there, amen. Many blessings to his family and friends.

Bill was a great pastor for our church Christ UMC in High Point. His smile was contagious and his dedication to our church was appreciated Bill we miss you! Ron Butler High Point

Jane, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Bill was a great guy and a dear friend. I thought of him often and our days at Pfeiffer.

Jane, Matt and to all of Bill's family. I too was saddened to hear of your loss. Bill came to First Methodist in Salisbury as Youth Minister (was it really 50 years ago?) and I was fortunate to be among the many who were influenced so positively by Bill. We had a great time no matter where we were - such as at the church, your house, the Farm, Pasquales, the beach, or the mountains - while we learned so much about life and ourselves. I was honored that Bill agreed to perform our wedding...

Bill was my youth pastor at First Methodist and a big part of my decision to attend Pfeiffer University in 1968. My parents, Sam and Marcelle Edwards and our family thoughtthe world of him. My condolences to the entire family.

God bless you and your family.

Ken Garmon

I am so sad to hear of Bill's passing. He led our UMC Youth Group for many years. It was a time in my life I will never forget. All 3 of my children were active in the UMC youth in Salisbury and then in Fredericksburg Va. because of his influence in my life. What a special man. He will be missed by a lot of people.

I can't imagine what the world will be like without Bill Osborne! Bill had an incredibly positive influence on so many young people in Salisburyacross faithswhen he was the youth minister at the First Methodist Church. Bill was an integral member of the "Young Family"--as we joked, he "married" sister Debbie, "buried" Mother Lois, then Dad Clyde. His humor and personality will be missed. Much love to Jane and all the family.

Bill was the most wonderfully funny and thoughtful "Boss". He would correct me for calling him boss, he considered the staff co-workers. He knew the value of having a sense of humor, when the train seemed stalled. And, he so loved his family, especially his grands.
Joy Clark

d to know him. Joy Clark