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Gilbert Navarro Osornio

February 4, 1930November 8, 2020
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Gilbert Navarro Osornio, 90, passed away Sunday November 8, 2020 at his home in Raeford, NC. He was born February 4, 1930 in Calexico, California to Santos and Margarita Osornio. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Enriqueta L. Osornio. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Jaime L. Osornio (Nena), of Charleston, SC, and three daughters; Dalila Degante (Daniel), Zenaida L. Osornio of Fayetteville, NC and Veronica O. Bowen (Dennis) of Raeford, NC; also ten grandchildren Jesseka, Alexander, Javier (preceded in death), Melissa, Georgeann, Brittany, Michael, Morgan, Adrienne and Esmerelda; as well as nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Gilbert was preceded in death by his sister Stella and his brother Pedro and is survived by his sister Anita and brothers Santos, Ralph and Yolie.

He lived a full life, serving in the United States Army from 1948-1950. He converted to Christianity in 1951 and served as the Sunday School Superintendent of the Pacific Conference of Assemblies Church of God. He was a landscaper in Tucson, Arizona until he moved his family to Fayetteville in 1967, where he opened and operated two restaurants, El Serentito and Luigi’s Mexican and Italian from 1968-1977. He earned a brown belt in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and was a Judo sensei at Ft. Bragg. He received his GED in 1978 from FTI. Gilbert later returned to his passion of landscaping and gardening to start Gilbert’s Lawn Maintenance, Pruning and Shrubbery Design in 1980 until retirement. Gilbert also designed jewelry and was a self-taught tailor. Gilbert was a man of faith, hard work, and creativity and above all, love. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Pallbearers are Alex Lloyd, Jairo Areche, Daniel Degante, Joshua Wilkins, Michael Osornio, Esmerelda Matthews

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to St. Joseph of the Pine and the following CNA's, Mae, Annette, Whitney, TiAnna, DeAnna, Nautica, and Robert for taking care of Mr. Gilbert.

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veronica bowen

November 13, 2020

Dad, we love you so much! You asked me if I was ready because you were. I told you I was but I guess I wasn't. Even though I know I will see you again, it still hurts! I hope I did well by you. Dad you have fought the good fight ,you have finished the race, you have kept the faith, now take you rest. Say hello to my Mom and Javier. Until we meet again!

With much love,
Your son and daughter
Dennis and Ronnie

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