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Charles "Coach" William Osbourn, Jr.
(March 10, 1922 - February 17, 2013)

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Charles William “Coach” Osbourn, Jr., 90, of Shepherdstown, WV passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Canterbury Nursing Home in Shepherdstown.

Born March 10, 1922 in Shepherdstown, WV, he was the son of the late Charles William Osbourn, Sr. and Leoda McKee Osbourn.

He was a life-long member of the New Street United Methodist Street.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy.

Charles began his 34 year teaching career at Hedgesville High School. He taught and coached for 28 years at Shepherdstown Middle School and High School, where he influenced many young people. The football field at Shepherdstown Middle School was renamed in his honor to “Osbourn Field” in 1995. On January 5, 2013, he received the Man of Distinction Award for outstanding dedication and extraordinary contributions to our community. He was a member of the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Shepherdstown Men’s Club. His family received the 4-H Family of the Year Award in 1986.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Sarra and husband, Terry of Shepherdstown; one son, Mark Osbourn and wife, Sharon of Shepherdstown; one brother, Robert Osbourn and wife, Marie of Falling Waters; daughter-in-law, Linda Osbourn of Shepherdstown; eight grandchildren, Scott Sarra and wife, Angie, Matthew Sarra and wife, Kathleen, Joy Lewis and husband, Eric, Jennifer Pownell and husband, Tim, Justin Osbourn, Ethan Osbourn and wife, Brooke, Seth Osbourn and wife, Janelle and Keira Osbourn. He also has five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annabel Demory Osbourn in 2007, one son, Larry Osbourn and two sisters, Mary Frances Smith and Betty Osbourn.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at New Street United Methodist Church, with Pastor Deanne Dixon-Gross and Bishop Charles Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.

The family will receive friends at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 4-H Foundation, c/o Denny Barron, JSB, P.O. Box 35, Shepherdstown, WV, or to the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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