William Richard Osborn, 95
A memorial service for William Richard Osborn, 95, of Dora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 22, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 1 p.m to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Osborn died Nov. 16.
He was born May 21, 1922, in Marion County, Arkansas, the son of William and Clara Osborn. In 1948, he married Genevieve Johnson.
He was a veteran of World War II and a homebuilder in Mountain Home, Arkansas, before turning to dairy farming in Dora. He was a founding member of the Twin Lakes Homebuilders Association, a member of the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative board of directors, and a founding member and elder of the Richville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his second wife, Mary Shaw Osborn; two sisters, Wanda Rose and Helen Billings; his daughter Gwen Khayat and husband Tony; sons Wayne Osborn and Bill Osborn and wife Brenda; stepson, Daniel Eaton; and grandchildren Dalal Raikos, Nick Osborn, Kate Osborn, Wayne Richard Osborn, Miranda Selnow and Uriah Osborn; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, and by infant daughter, Linda Gale.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, directors.