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James Ray "Willie" Osborne

March 12, 1951 April 30, 2018
James Ray "Willie" Osborne
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Obituary for James Ray "Willie" Osborne

James Ray "Willie" Osborne, 67, of Grottoes, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

James was born in Washington County, VA, on March 12, 1951, a son of the late Lula Mae (Yarber) and Charles Henry Osborne.

He served in the U.S. Army for over twelve years with honors, with tours in Vietnam, and later worked for Reynolds in Grottoes. He had previously attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg. James loved life, family, and country music and had a generous heart of gold.

On October 21, 2000, he was united in marriage to Laura Jean (Townsend) Osborne, who survives.

James is also survived by three daughters, Jennifer Townsend and husband, Nick, of Timberville, Kara Osborne of New Market, and Angela Baughan and boyfriend, Nick Hintz, of Grottoes; two sons, Jamie Osborne of GA, and Mark Baughan and wife, Elizabeth, of Shenandoah; two sisters, Corabelle Kline of Woodbridge, and Barbara Frye and husband, Charles, of Edinburg; three brothers, R.C. Osborne and wife, Leona, of Broadway, Patrick Osborne and wife, Melinda, of Reston, and David Osborne and wife, Sue, of Belleville, IL; thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Hubart.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 PM Saturday, May 5th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A funeral service will be conducted 2PM Sunday, May 6th, at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.

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5:00 PM 5/5/2018 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/5/2018 6:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes
Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes

funeral service




2:00 PM 5/6/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/6/2018 3:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes

Pastor Roger Osborne officiating

Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes

Cemetery Details


Elk Run Cemetery Final Resting Place

East Spotswood Avenue
Elkton, VA 22827

East Spotswood Avenue Elkton 22827 VA
United States

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