Joe Floyd Osborne, son, brother, soldier, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away at Treasure Coast Hospice House Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the age of 87.
Joe was born June 11, 1927 to Clyde and Iris Osborne from Francisco.
At the age of 18, Joe enlisted in the United States Navy as Seamen Second Class; V-6 with his home base at what is now known as Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Joe worked many jobs in his life but found a perfect fit, as a drag line operator at Old Ben 2 Coal Company in Winslow. After retirement, in 1991, Joe lived in Palm Bay, Florida, Rockledge, Florida, Knoxville, Tennessee and for the last two years he has lived in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia (Hedge) Osborne; son Mark (Mary Markham) Osborne, Winslow; daughters, Toby (Emmitt) Windham, Cary, North Carolina, Deanna (Steve) McNeece, Ft Pierce, Florida, Pam (Chuck Bell) Reed, Melbourne Beach, Florida, Tammy (Terry) Angle, Port St Lucie, Florida. Sister, Patsy (Robert) Cloin, Princeton. Nine grandchildren, Rebecca Schmorr, Steven M McNeece, Coby Reed, Casey Reed, Greg Osborne, Matt Osborne, Ginny (Zeigler) Buonpastore, Brianna Zeigler and Brian Angle. He was known as Papa Joe to 17 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; identical twin brother Harold Osborne; big brothers, Clyde Osborne Jr, William Osborne and John Osborne.
At Joe’s request there will be no visitation or services. Final Entombment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge Florida.