OBITUARY

William Sherman Osburn Jr.

October 7, 1923July 11, 2019

William Sherman Osburn was born on October 7, 1923 and passed away on July 11, 2019.

Services

21 July

Funeral Service

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

National Funeral Home

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

21 July

Graveside Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Memorial Park

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

Memories

William Sherman Osburn Jr.

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Donald McNeil

July 19, 2019

I didn't personally know Mr. Osburn but I do know his son Steve and from him I can see the superior character that Mr. Osburn has handed to his family. I know that he will live in their hearts forever.

LaVern Rivera
Don McNeil

Steve Osburn

July 18, 2019

My Dad was an awesome man. Dee Doc loved live and was fascinated by nature. I was always supported loved and cared for by him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. He accomplished many great things. His memory will be with me and his friends and family. Grower or Roses and a teacher of men he has a great legacy with God and man. He will be missed and fondly remembered.

Bill Osburn

July 18, 2019

Dr. William Sherman Osburn, Jr. “Daddy-Doc” 95, (1923 – 2019), died peacefully in his sleep on July 11. He loved roses, running and his family; he was a WW2 vet serving in the Pacific aboard LSM-226. He was an alpine ecologist; professor at Colorado University and Colorado State University. He served at the Atomic Energy Commission and Department of Energy for over 37 years. He especially loved his family, growing and showing roses, and running, where he was a nationally ranked senior Olympian. He is proceeded in death by this wife, Edith and a grandson, Daniel. He has three living children and their spouses, 6 living grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Celebration of life and burial will be at the National Funeral Center, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia.