Marvin Clinton “Bob” Osborn, 97, left his earthly confines and joined the loving embrace of Jesus Christ on October 26, 2023. Born near the banks of Walnut creek in Bastrop county on November 29, 1925 to McCullough and Myrtle Osborn, Bob was one of 8 children and grew up helping his family on their farm and occasionally finding time to hunt squirrels and fish. Despite his early years during the Great Depression, he rarely spoke about hard times but instead of happy times spent with his family and making do with what was available.
At 19, he was drafted into the Army during WWII and proudly served in the Rainbow Division which was responsible for liberating the concentration camp Dachau. He was awarded a Bronze
Star for his bravery but was most proud of his Combat Infantryman Badge. After the war he returned to central Texas where he met the love of his life, Valine Jones, at a dance. They were blessed with 72 years of marriage and 3 children-Roger, Claydeen and Forrest. Bob worked as an optical technician at Camp Mabry in Austin and was a Master Sargent in the National Guard.
After retirement he and Valine moved to Purmela, Tx where they enjoyed raising cattle, gardening and spending time with their beloved grandchildren-Kellie, Clint, Andrea, Michael and Ben. “Pop,” as he was lovingly called by his grandchildren, would engage them with stories of his youthful adventures and liked to demonstrate his prowess at playing dominoes to his grandchildren who rarely beat him.
Pop was a devoted Christian and was an active member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Gatesville until physical limitations prevented him from attending.
Pop’s gentle spirit, kindness and humor will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved sons Roger and Forrest, his parents and siblings. He is survived by his wife, Valine, of Gatesville, daughter, Claydeen Osborn Harrell and husband, Mike, of The Woodlands, daughter-in-law (but considered a daughter) Carey Osborn, of Bastrop and grandchildren Kellie Adkins and husband Les of Dallas, Clinton Osborn, MD, of Austin, Michael Osborn and wife, Sharee, of Bastrop, Andrea Harrell Dixon and husband David of Forest Hills, NY and Benjamin Harrell of The Woodlands. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Jaydden and Layna Osborn of Bastrop.
Funeral services will be private. If you wish, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice or to Live Oak Baptist Church in Gatesville.