Mr. Jerry Dewayne Osborne, age 73, passed away at home on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Jerry was born in 1949 in Vidalia, Georgia. He was the first child of Earl and Glenda Osborne. Jerry spent his childhood growing up on the family farm, graduating from Lyons High School in 1967. He was the proud older brother of Kathy, JoAnn, Raymond, and Tommy. After high school, he moved to Marietta to attend school. He graduated from Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University.
In Marietta, Jerry met Jeannie, his wife of more than 50 years. Their marriage was the foundation of a strong family and they shared a lifetime of experiences and happiness.
Their family grew with the births of daughters Ashley and Taylor. The 80s and 90s were busy and fun years with the girls' activities. Jerry worked every swim meet and backstage at every ballet performance. Jerry was happiest spending time with his family, especially at Sanibel.
Jerry retired after 33 years from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a Systems Analyst. After retirement, he enjoyed golf with fellow teammates at Fox Creek and Legacy Golf courses. During his last round, he had a hole in one on a par 3, a fact he proudly shared with his oncologist.
Jerry is predeceased by his father, Earl Osborne. He is survived by his wife Jeannie, daughters Ashley (Daniel) and Taylor, granddaughter Kathryn, mother Glenda Osborne and his siblings.
Although gone physically, he will live on in the memories of his family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 am at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home - Canton Hill Chapel in Marietta, with a reflection of life service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow on Tuesday morning at 9:00 at South Thompson Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend David Brown officiating.
Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
The family extends its sincerest thanks to the incredible medical team that supported Jerry and our family throughout this journey, with special thanks to Dr. L. Crain Garrot.
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.
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