Donald Richard Osborne

August 22, 1932October 4, 2012

Donald R. Osborne, Sr., 80, of Chuckey, Tennessee, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 4, 2012 at Life Care Center of Greeneville.

He was a lineman for Jersey Central Power and Light.

Mr. Osborne attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Greeneville V.F.W. Post #1990 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Candy and William Carr Sr. of Chuckey, and Zenna and Ken Roden of Jacksonville, Florida; four sons and two daughters-in-law: Donald Jr. and Leslie Osborne of Nashville, Tennessee, Chris and Mary Anne Osborne of Greentown, Pennsylvania, Dion Osborne and Curtis Osborne of Springhill, Florida; 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sister: Patricia Joppien of Mulberry, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the son of the late Sidney and Flora Bell Cook Osborne and was preceded in death by his wife: Constance Osborne; and a sister: Harriette McMickle.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the graveside service at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Rev. Kristen Burkhart will officiate.

His pallbearers will be Vicki and Scott Brown, Kim and Chris Osborne, Ken Roden, and William Carr Jr.

The staffs of Durham Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Gosnell’s Music Store, and Amedisys Hospice will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The Greene County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Guard will conduct a military graveside service.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Karen Westbrook

October 11, 2012

Dear Candy & Billy and Donnie and Leslie,and the Osborne family. So sorry for your loss. Jake and I think of you all often. If you get up to NJ please stop in and see us. We are still at the farm. Our best. Jake & Karen Westbrook

Bob and Martha Fabian

October 10, 2012

To Uncle Donald's family,we were very sad to hear of his passing, know our thoughts are with you all. He is now in heaven with Aunt Connie. Till we meet again.

Cheri Crawn

October 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Patricia Joppien

October 9, 2012

So nice to hear from so many of our extended family - My brother and my sister Harriet both married McMickles - So, I grew up with and felt I was a part of all the McMickle children of Atwood and Marie - My memories are many - all good - I miss my sister and my brother terribly, but do know for certain that we will all be together again one day.
Candy, Zenna, Chris - Donnie, Curtis, Dion - you are in my heart forever!

Martha Storms

October 8, 2012

Dear Candy and Family,
I am sending sympathy from the Storms side of the family (Aunt Dorothy/Uncle Harry). Bud died in 2008. Bud's wife, Martha Storms (Love to all.)

October 8, 2012

Candy and family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Irene (Buttons) Bird Lepore

October 8, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss.
Diane Clyburn

October 8, 2012

Please know that others care during this difficult time. May you find comfort from our God who is a refuge and strength for us. Psalm 46:1

robert stephens

October 8, 2012

sorry to hear of your loss. thinking about you up here in nj...robbie

Timothy McMickle

October 7, 2012

We are so sadden to hear about Uncle Donald, we all remember the great times we use to have with your family when you lived on 94 up from our house. Uncle Don was the last male relative from the McMickle side of the Family. Aunt Viola and my Mother are now the only In-laws remaining from the family. Our sympathy goes out to all of you and your families. from the other NJ McMickle family.
Virgina, Mick, Dan, David (Crocket), Gene and Tim.