Osborne, Thomas L.

Thomas Leo Osborne


1917 - 2006

Thomas Leo Osborne, 88 of Fordyce, died Thursday, April 20, 2006 in an automobile accident along with his wife Susie Osborne.


 He was born June 13, 1917 in McRae, Arkansas. He was a retired lumber grader for Fordyce Lumber Company, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of EM 363 Masonic Lodge, Barnett Chapter #451 Order of Eastern Star and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran.


 He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Isaac Osborne and Nettie Osborne Mertens, his stepfather, John Mertens; and a sister, Mary Ann Costello. He is survived by four sons, Richard and wife Carolyn of Irving, TX, Norman of Las Vegas, NV, David and wife Linda of Ashdown, AR, Paul and wife Mitzi of DeValls Bluff, AR; two daughters, Waynette and husband Bobby of Arkadelphia, AR, and Sarah Ann and husband Alan of Ft. Worth, TX; one brother, Charlie Wayne Osborne of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Ruth Osborne of Mayflower, AR and Irma Duch of Stuttgart, AR; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Fordyce.


 Visitation will be Saturday 6pm until 8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 2:00 pm Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial at Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

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