Lawrence James Osborne

October 6, 1959August 8, 2019

Lawrence James Osborne, 59, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away August 8, 2019 at the Tidewell Hospice House with his family by his side. He was born October 6, 1959 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Merrill and Mary Etta Osborne. Mr. Osborne grew up in eastern Kentucky and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He earned his doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. In 2014, Mr. Osborne retired from a life-long career with the cooperative extension service. After retiring, Mr. Osborne enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughter, and Vizsla. He loved the Lord, and he was an avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball and NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Teresa Osborne, and their daughter, Caitlin Osborne of Austin, Texas. Services will be held in Kentucky at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Osborne may be made to one of two organizations that are important to the family:

Tampa Bay Vizsla Club Rescue at

Tidewell Hospice at


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Suda Yantiss-Colom

August 18, 2019

I have many fond memories of growing up with my cousin LJ. Spending summers on the farm with my cousins was something I always looked forward to. Heading down to the creek to do some fishing, playing in the corn hoppers and chicken coop, riding on the school bus as they did their rounds, riding the big tractors and helping tend to the farm and animals. One of my strongest memories was collecting chicken eggs and taking them to the bridge over the creek to drop them in the water and see if they floated or sank whether they were good eggs or rotten eggs. LOL I was blessed to have this time growing up with LJ and take solace in knowing he is in the Lords arms. Our prayers go out to the family and friends and we know he will be sorely missed.

Daniel & Jean Reynolds

August 16, 2019

A more loving and kind man never walked this earth. Our family has always felt gratitude for the many generous acts and thoughtful perspective LJ shared with us all -- remembered always, though decades ago.

The angels were surely delighted at the sight of his sunny grin...

God bless your aching hears, Terri & Caitlin, and the family and many friends LJ left to be with our Lord.

Debbie Bortnem

August 13, 2019

Teri and Caitlin
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I loved working with LJ in Ag Hall. He will be missed. Cherish your memories.

Karen Lambert

August 13, 2019

LJ was a dear friend through our work with the South Dakota 4-H program and a dear friend to or family especially my father, Clair Lambert; LJ was an advocate for 4-H and youth, traveled with 4-H Leaders to many North Central 4-H Leaders conferences - esp with Clair. LJ - so kind, compassionate, committed to making the 4-H program the best for everyone especially the kids. LJ gave great advise, a wonderful listening ear and his smile would light up a room. God called his angel home - we will miss him forever.