Beech Edsel Osborn


Beech Edsel Osborn, 79, of Ripley, OH, formerly of Olive Hill, KY, entered into rest Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, KY. He was born May 8, 1941, in Knott County, KY, to the late Burton and Jussie Wicker Osborn.

Beech was a retired operator for Falcon Coal.  He worked in the construction and strip mining industry throughout his life.  He was of the Christian faith and a Kentucky Colonel.  He attended Columbus Grove, OH schools until he moved to Fenton, Michigan his junior year of high school. Beech described himself as a self-proclaimed vagabond drifter and he traveled the county several times over.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Osborn and his second wife, Patricia Osborn; one sister, Betty Wehrly; and one brother, Jerry Wayne Osborn.

Beech is survived by two step-sons, Robert Douglas Roar and Donald Ray McDaniels; two step-daughters, Priscilla Lynn Russell-Hicks and Connie Sue Erwin, four grandchildren, Edna Lemaster, Jasper Byron Lemaster, Nathaniel Ryan Lemaster and Brittany Desarae Sprouse; ten step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Sprouse and Raylen Sprouse; twenty-five step-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Craft of Sardinia, OH and Sandra Jones of Ripley, OH.  In addition to these, Beech also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews who will deeply miss him.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 PM on February 26, 2021 at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt Street, Olive Hill, KY.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Online Condolences may be sent to www.duvallandmoore.com

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