Francis Dale Osborne

Francis Osborne

Francis Dale Osborne was born in Tampa, Florida on May 27, 1940 to Newell Franklin Osborne and Rubye Leola Lee.  He passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years, in Webster, Texas. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Sylvia Justice Osborne, his son Michael David Osborne, grandson Christopher Dale Osborne and his partner Deborah Shoemaker. 

Dale is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Osborne, daughter Vicki Dale Osborne, daughter Leslie Anne Hey and husband John, daughter-in-law Maribeth Osborne, grandchildren Tyler Foster, Brandon Petti, Ryan Harper, Kacey Hey, Joshua Osborne, Ashley Osborne, Melissa Osborne and Dylan Osborne; Great- grandchildren Lacey Hunter, Ayden Osborne and Brittania Smith.

Born in Tampa in 1940, Dale was a sixth generation Floridian.  In June of 1958, he graduated from Chamberlain High School and enlisted in the United States Marines.  After his Honorable Discharge in 1965, he started his career with IMC/AIMCOR/Oxbow that spanned 41 years.  After his retirement, he consulted for several years in the petrochemical industry.    

Dale was an avid hunter and fisherman for many years.  He enjoyed spending time at the gun range with friends, spending time with family and his beloved pets Bella and Kirby. 

In lieu of flowers, please forward your donation to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.