Memorial services for Michael James Gordon Osborne, age 66 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM at the Fayetteville Elks Lodge. Military interment will be later this spring at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Mr Osborne passed away Monday at his residence.
SMSgt Osborne served his adopted country in the USAF, retiring in 1985 after serving 21 years, including four combat tours in SE Asia, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He then commenced a career as a logistician and project manager for various critical, high value US Army Aviation countermeasures projects, responsible for the saving of countless lives in the last ten years.
He was a native of Scotland and the son of Jim and Dora Osborne and Christine and Roy Piercy. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife Kathryn, sons Ian Osborne, Eric Osborne, Denny DeMarcy and Daniel Beebe, six grandchildren, sisters Jane Armstrong and Liz Osborne, brothers John Osborne, Paul Osborne and Bill Osborne.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Clearwater Cancer Institute.
Higgins Funeral Home is serving the family of Michael James Gordon Osborne.
My father was a good man with a large heart. I wish we had more time as I’m sure many of you do as well.
Please consider giving a small donation in his honor to the Elk’s Lodge in Fayetteville, TN to help them continue the work my father so enjoyed.
Ian & Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tim, Kathy, Brune, & Kaden
Ach Michael, dinnea fret, yer safe n soo’n yon bonny glen.
The Heathers bloomin just for you, sayin Welcome Home oor Scottish laddie. Aye ye’ll be sore missed, but we’ll meet agin aboon the Purple Heather.
May the road rise to greet you, the wind be always at your back. God bless and keep you. Till you bring Mike home to rest. Love you Kathy. See you soon, LuLu
Kathy and family – We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult day ahead. May God bless and comfort you.
Kathy and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Kathy and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you all in our prayers.