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Billy Gene "William" Osman

July 23, 1935 January 5, 2019
Billy  Gene "William"  Osman
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Obituary for Billy Gene "William" Osman

Billy Gene (William) Osman, 83, of Maysville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday January 5, 2019.

He was born July 23, 1935 in Manchester, Ohio to the late Orval and Opal Osman.

At the age of sixteen, he moved to Xenia, Ohio where he worked at various jobs. He joined the National Guard at the age of 18 and was activated into the Army in 1961, during the Berlin Crisis. He was a semi-truck driver for Lambert Barrel Company in Dayton, Ohio for 18 years. Upon returning to this area in 1973, he was a semi-truck driver for Budig Trucking Company in Aberdeen, Ohio for approximately four years.

He was the founder of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church in Maysville, Kentucky, where he remained pastor for 36 years. This would be his 50th year in the ministry. In 2009 he retired, but his passion for God and the church never wavered. During his tenure as pastor, he was also a bus driver for the Ohio Valley Local Schools for a period of ten years.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Shirley Mae Osman; his children, Lisa L. Fizer, Jeffrey A. (Tina) Osman, Lori J. (Stan) Powers, and Randall L. (Charlotte) Osman; his grandchildren, Melissa D. (Matthew) Crider, Heather R. (Doug) Russell, Jason T. (Marybeth) Fizer, Joel M. (Tiffany) Fizer, Joshua A. (Brittany) Osman, Larissa N. (Keegan) Cornwell, Damon L. (Megan) Powers, Andrew W. (Megan) Osman, and Dalton L. Osman; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Osman; four sisters, Marilyn Hilderbrand, Linda Lovejoy, Diane Kain, and Sharon A. (Ray) Womacks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dale Osman and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday January 11, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, Maysville with services at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at the church with Pastor Randy Osman officiating.

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5:00 PM 1/11/2019 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1/11/2019 9:00:00 PM
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle

1699 Forest Ave
Maysville, Ky 41056

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle
1699 Forest Ave Maysville 41056 Ky
United States





11:00 PM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 PM
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle

1699 Forest Ave
Maysville, Ky 41056

Pastor Randy Osman officiating

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle
1699 Forest Ave Maysville 41056 Ky
United States

Cemetery Details


Manchester Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Ave
Manchester, OH 45144

Cemetery Ave Manchester 45144 OH
United States

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