CALVERT CITY — Norris “Ozzie” Osborne, 80, of Calvert City, KY., passed away at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his residence.
Ozzie was a retired Port Engineer from Ingram Barge Company with 23 years of service. Ingram honored Ozzie in naming a boat in his honor. He was a Merchant Mariner and received the Maritime Person of the Year award and was a Duke of Paducah. He was a member of the 10th Street Methodist Church and the Propeller Club. Ozzie served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Ann Blankenship Osborne; his daughters, Karen Elrod and husband Mickey of White House, Tenn., Kimberly Osborne of Madison, Tenn., and Alisa Gaye Chapman of Venice, Fla.; his sons, Gerald Lee Babb Jr. of Sarasota, Fla., Jeffrey Williams and wife Susan of Richmond, Va., and Kerry Scott Babb of Paducah, Ky.; his brother, Charles Osborne; his grandchildren, Austin Elrod, Meghan Chapman, Korie Elrod, Kayla Elrod, Alexandria Babb, Samantha James, Hope Williams, and Faith Williams; and a great-grandchild, Nicole Ann Humphrey.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mallory Nicole Chapman. His parents were Norris and Addie Mae Bumpous Osborne.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Todd Hawkins officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
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