2/12/15 —– Charles A. Osborne Jr

Charles A. Osborne Jr, passed this life on February 8th, 2015 at the age of 90.

Born in Canton, OH to the late Charles A. Osborn Sr. and Nell Thompson Osborne.

Charles was a member of the Tullahoma High School Class of 1942. He then attended Colorado College for one year in the Navy V-12 program and then graduated from The University of Tennessee- Knoxville in 1948. Mr. Osborne spent three years in the United States Navy and was onboard the USS Dobbin in Subic Bay-Philippines when World War II ended. He retired in 1987 after 35 years with AEDC where he was a buyer with ARO, Inc. and became the Manager of Purchasing; after the contract split, Charles became the Manager of Contract Administration for both Pan Am World Services and SSI. Mr. Osborne was a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma since 1940 where he taught Sunday school, served as the Superintendent of Sunday school, and was on the former Board of Stewards. He also served two terms on the Board of Trustees for the Coffee County Medical Center, and three terms on the Board of Directors for the AEDC Federal Credit Union. For 18 years Mr. Osborne also volunteered delivering meals with the Meals on Wheels program in Tullahoma.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Osborne is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Osborne; one brother, Kenny Osborne; and one son Chuck Osborne.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Williamson and her husband Rusty of Tullahoma; and two grandchildren, Morgan McFarlane of Decatur, AL, and Martin McFarlane of Nashville.

Visitation for Mr. Osborne will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm with funeral services taking place Thursday, February 12th at 1:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Paul Purdue officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Dossett Chapel, c/o First United Methodist Church, 208 W. Lauderdale St. Tullahoma, TN 37388, or the charity of your choice.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran --- Flag 2