Gilbert Gene OsbornMarch 11, 1943 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 74)
Name: Gilbert Gene Osborn
Address: Granite City, Illinois formerly of Mt. Olive, Illinois
Died: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:25 pm Place: at his residence in Granite City, Illinois.
Born: March 11, 1943 Place: White City, Illinois
Father: the late: Wesley Earl Osborn
Mother: the late: Nora Louise Best
Spouse: His first marriage to Vera Klecamp and his second marriage to Penny Partridge Melton both ended in divorce.
Schooling: He attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1961
Occupation: He was employed by Olin Corporation in Granite City, Illinois until his retirement.
Interests: He spent much time outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, and he bowled and traveled to tournaments with the church bowling team.. A great baseball fall and loved collecting junk.
Survivors: 1 Son: Delbert Osborn of Mount Olive, IL // 2 Daughters: Sheila (Rodney) Shields of Belo Horizante, Brazil // Marci (Steven) Kopp of Carlinville, IL // 2 Stepsons: Donnie (April) Melton of Granite City, IL // Kyle Melton of Granite City, IL // 1 Brother: Clyde (Wilma) Osborn of Staunton, IL // 1 Sister: Mary Marburger of Fort Lauderdale, FL // 8 Grandchildren: Toni // Justin // Marissa // Alexis // Ellie // Elizabeth // Steven // and Aurora.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Wesley Earl & Nora Louise Best Osborn
Visitation and Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:00 pm. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive,
Clergy: Reverend Jason Vinson
Burial: Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois at a later date.
Music: Favorite recordings "Wabash Cannonball" by Boxcar Willie, ""Railroad Steamboat" by Jim Reeves, "Man Of Constant Sorrow" by The Foggy Bottom Boys, & "Jonnny Be Good" by Chuck Berry will be played at the service.
Memorials: Chapman Cemetery
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, Illinois is in charge of arrangements