Leak Memory Chapel


Joseph Middleton Osenton

June 17, 1936May 2, 2021

Joseph Middleton Osenton, 84, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 after a long battle with dementia.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Leak Memory Chapel with Dr. Bobby DuBois and Kenneth Loomis, Minister of Music, leading the service.

Graveside Service will follow at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home at 3:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and continue until service time.

Mr. Osenton was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm Osenton and Barbara Holmes (stepfather Arvel), and a sister Roberta Moran.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maureen Adams Osenton; his daughter, Melinda Osenton Boyett (Darryl); his son, Joseph D. Osenton; two grandsons, Sam Osenton and Will Osenton; and one brother, Denny Osenton (Janet).

He retired from the State of Alabama Department of Mental Health in the year 2000 with 34 years of service. He graduated from Troy State University in 1980 and worked as an accountant.

He was a faithful member of several Montgomery churches over his lifetime serving as deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He loved camping, especially in the mountains and at the beach. He also enjoyed working on his personal computer.

The family would like to say a special thank you to his caregiver LaToya Downing who helped with his care for several years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 1849 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106 or to Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, Attn: Ministry Development, 2681 Rocky Ridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.



  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


  • Graveside Service


Joseph Middleton Osenton

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Ken Mahan

May 7, 2021

A truly wonderful person. Always willing to provide a kind word and/or a helping hand. Have missed him since he retired from the Department.

Joseph Osenton

May 5, 2021

Dad you were always there for me no matter what the occasion. You were generous and kind. Always worried about taking care of everyone
but yourself. I promise you I will do my best to take care of mom and never let her be lonely. Sam, Will, and I love you very much and will always keep fond memories of you in our hearts. I know that you are finally reunited with your father in heaven after nearly 80 years being apart. I look back now and wonder where 50 years of having you in my life went. It doesn’t seem like it was enough. It is tough for all of us losing you now, but I look forward to seeing you again someday in heaven. Love Joseph.

Melinda Osenton Boyett

May 5, 2021

You were a great dad, providing for my every need throughout my life. You were generous and a fine Christian man. I am proud to be your daughter. This is the hardest thing I have had to face in my life, but I know it was time for you to go. I’ll miss you forever Daddy. Enjoy heaven with all our family who are already there. I love you. ❤️

Denny Osenton

May 5, 2021

Joe you were my only brother and we grew apart because we grew up to be family men. You will always be my twin like when we were children. May you rest in peace along with Mom and Dad, Nanny and Papi and all others we have loved. I miss you everyday.

Jennifer Barksdale

May 5, 2021

Joe was a wonderful grandfather to my boys. Sam and Will are very blessed to have spent so much time with him. They love him with all their hearts and he will be missed. Joe was always so good to me and would do anything in the world he could to help you. We love and miss you Granddaddy!

Faye McKee

May 5, 2021

Joe was always a good example of how to treat others. He held the finance department together for many years. I had a great deal of respect for him.

Molly Brooms

May 5, 2021

I worked with Joe when I was new to the Department. He was very kind and helpful.

Mary Goodman

May 4, 2021

Joe was a wonderful person. He was always pleasant and easy to talk to. May God grant you peace at this time.