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Rodney Joe Osborne

March 13, 1981 — April 9, 2024


Rodney Joe Osborne, 43, of Sciotodale, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Mount Carmel Grove City, the result of a tragic accident. Born on March 13, 1981, in Portsmouth, he was a s13-year correction officer at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

Lt. “Ozzy” was a member of the Honor Guard, the ODRC STAR (Special Tactics and Response) statewide, and just last week named Employee of the Year at S.O.C.F.

Preceding him in death was his father, Ron Woodruff, stepfather, Paul Conn and a niece Marlana Meeks.

Surviving Lt. Osborne are his wife, Bobbie Crist Osborne, two sons, Jozef Osborne, at home and Chasen (Bailee Fannin) Burk of Sciotoville, a daughter, Lillian Osborne at home; his mother, Judy (Wilson) Frazier of Coal Grove; two brothers, Michael Conn of Ashland, KY and Ronnie (Becky) Woodruff of Portsmouth; five sisters, Lory (Butch) Scarberry, Lisa (Donnie) Patrick and Carlotta (Zach) Conn, all of Ashland, Diana (Christopher)  Fortune, and Candace Mitchell of Portsmouth; a very special grandson, Asher Burk; several aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

A service will be held on Monday, April 15th, at Noon, at Cornerstone Nazarene, 12138 Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg, OH 45694 with Reverend Aaron Satterfield officiating.  Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park.

Special recognition will be by the S.O.C.F. Honor Guard.

The family will receive guests at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME, 422 Harding Avenue, Sciotoville, OH 45662 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.  

A meal following the burial will be provided by Wheelersburg Baptist Church, 11712 Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694.
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