Obituary: James W. ‘Sid’ Osbourne, 90, Lebanon

James W. “Sid” Osbourne, 90, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2018, at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home. He was born on July 29, 1928 in Washington County. He was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and St. Catherine College. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1950 to 1952, and was part of the 2nd Armored Engineering Company at Fort Knox. He was one of the humblest, kindest souls on earth.


He was a member of St. Augustine Church who was active in numerous Parish functions including Eucharistic Minister, Prison ministry, the God Squad, lecturer, and the choir, amongst many others.

He was an active volunteer in numerous civic and community activities including the Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Marion County Veterans Honor Guard and the American Legion. He was named Outstanding Citizen by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce in 2002. He also participated in the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, DC in September of 2018, a realization of a long held dream.

He retired from Angell Manufacturing following 30 plus years of service and was employed prior by Barton Distillery in Bardstown, and Hamilton Quarry in Georgetown.

He was a Kentucky Colonel who thoroughly enjoyed daily activities at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Frank and Mary Irene Osbourne; Two Sisters, Christine Hamilton and Virginia Moore; Two Brothers, George Osbourne and Patrick Osbourne.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Ann Hill Osbourne of Lebanon; three daughters, Mary E. (Mark) Cahill of San Lorenzo, Calif., and Rebecca A. (Charles) Simms and Margaret A. Osbourne, both of Lexington; two sons, James Sidney (Lisa) Osbourne of Lebanon and David J. (Sarah) Osbourne of Louisville; three sisters, Marian Boone, Emma O’Daniel, and Patsy Head; one brother, Thomas Osbourne; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with burial in the Lebanon National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the Bosley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard or to St. Augustine Catholic Church.

The Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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