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JACK OSBORN


1925 - 2019

Jack H. Osborn
Dec. 30, 1925 - Nov. 25, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY
Jack Osborn passed away Nov. 25, 2019. Jack was born Dec. 30, 1925, to Ernest and Mildred Osborn in Enid, OK. He graduated from Enid High School in 1943, where he served as Senior Class Treasurer and starting center, leading the Plainsmen to win the State "A" basketball title.
Jack attended and played basketball for SMU for a year. He joined the Navy and served with the 7th Fleet in the Pacific Theater until the end of WWII. He enrolled in Oklahoma A&M University and became a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. While at A&M, he met Betty Ryan, of Pawnee, OK. They were married on Oct. 9, 1949.
Jack graduated from OSU in Jan. 1949 and began his career with Southwestern Bell telephone company, where he would work for more than 30 years.
After retirement, Jack began running a cattle ranch in the Pawnee area, enjoyed spending time with family and friends and began traveling the world, visiting all seven continents. Jack was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, and he and Betty enjoyed living their last years at Epworth Villa, among many friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; stepmother; and brother, Robert Osborn. He is survived by brother, Bill Osborn and wife Kay; brother, Jim Osborn and wife Jane; nieces, nephews and others.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Brill Chapel at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BritVil Community Food Pantry or .
Published in The Oklahoman from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2019
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