Paul J. Osborne Sr.

Published 4:24 pm Monday, April 10, 2017

Paul J. Osborne Sr., 70, of Hampton, Tenn., a loving husband and father, made his crossing on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Erwin, Tenn., he was the son of the late Rev. Carl Osborne and Myrtle Brummitt Osborne.
Mr. Osborne retired as a Chief of Police of Caswell Beach, N.C., and served as a Peace Officer for 38 years. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and a member of the South Eastern Autorama and the East TN Model “A” Restorer’s Club. He was a U.S. Army/Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam era.
Mr. Osborne had a special light within him; he was an extraordinary person who lived life to the fullest. He was extremely passionate about his family and church and put his heart and soul into all he did. He loved his family dearly and was the inspiration in many creative adventures with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert Osborne, Rev. Roby Osborne, Rev. Farrell Osborne and Ross Osborne.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 45 years, Rebecca Floyd Osborne; two daughters, Andrea Danner and husband Charles, Elizabethton, and Amelia Osborne, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Paul James Osborne Jr. and wife Amanda; three grandchildren, Alex Danner, Chloe Danner and Austin Osborne; a brother, Raymond Osborne, Unicoi; and a sister, Ruth Garland and husband Joe, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Paul J. Osborne Sr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Zion Baptist Church, Elizabethton, with Dr. Alan King officiating. Music will be under the direction of Zion Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service, or at the residence at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Lyons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Prayer Group at Zion Baptist Church. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses on the 2600 floor of the ICU at Johnson City Medical Center, Fresenious Dialysis Clinic in Elizabethton and to Dr. Gerry Boccarossa at the V.A. Medical Center for their loving care. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guestbook.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Osborne family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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