Obituaries 02-15-24

February 13, 2024


Oct. 15, 1941-Feb. 10, 2024

Funeral services for Sam F. Osborne, 82, of Fayette, were conducted on

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 from Sarepta Baptist Church in Meadville, with

Rev. Steve Sasser and Rev. Eric Moak officiating.

Interment followed at Sarepta Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson County on Oct. 15, 1941 to Sam S. Osborne and Madie

Lee Cupit Osborne, he enjoyed watching football, hunting, fishing and

loved eating Blue Bell ice cream. He was well known for his one-liners.

He proudly served our nation in the United States Navy and faithfully

attended Sarepta Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, brother,

stepfather, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He died on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Childers Osborne; his stepdaughter,

Tammy Renee Thompson of Roxie; his stepson and his spouse, Jerry "Sonny"

and Cathy Thompson, Jr., of Roxie; his brother and sister-in-law, Herman

and Linda Osborne; his sisters and brother-in-law, Verna Osborne and

Dale Smith and Lloyd Deane Osborne Smith; his grandchildren and their

respective spouses, Heather and Jess Havard of Natchitoches, La., Cade

and Erica Havard of Roxie, Shelby and Dylon Jones of Lubbock, Texas,

Trey and Star Thompson of Loyd Star and Christopher Thompson of Roxie;

his great-grandchildren, Millie Jones, Haylan Jones, Daxton Lambert,

Rylee Havard, Stella Thompson, Hensley Thompson and Addie Thompson; and

a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Madie Lee Cupit

Osborne; his brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Mary Osborne; his

sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Osborne and Laverne Henley; and his

brother-in-law, Mike Smith.

Pallbearers were Trey Thompson, Rodney Henley, Cade Havard, Matt Smith,

Bill Arnold and Jimmy Goldiron. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Buie,

Hugh McCaa, Billy King, Butch Emfinger and Larry Teekle.

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Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.