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James "Jimmy" Ross Osbon, age 44, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in Middletown after a lengthy battle with cancer surrounded by family members and friends.
Born in 1973 in Louisville, Kentucky, Jimmy began his education at Highview Christian Academy in Louisville, attended Southern High School in Louisville and graduated in 1994 from Shenandoah High School in Middletown.
He had worked at Kroger in Louisville, Meijer in Anderson, Tilt-N-Cue in Anderson and customer service at Middletown Electronics in Middletown.
As a youngster, he excelled in karate and in later years, Jimmy enjoyed playing pool, designing and building models, working on craft projects, drawing, painting and spending time with family and friends.
To cherish his memory, Jimmy leaves behind his grandmother, Georgetta Burroughs of Louisville; father, James Osbon Sr. (wife Tina) of Middletown; stepfather, Ron Woods (wife JoAnn) of Louisville; stepbrother, Wesley Woods of Louisville; stepbrother, Cody Osbon (wife Amber) of Middletown; stepsister, Michelle Decker Osbon of Jeffersonville; stepbrother, James Osbon Jr. (wife Torrie) of Horse Cave, Kentucky; stepsister, Stephanie Hinshaw (husband Kent) of Middletown; stepbrother David Hepfer of Anderson; his loving aunt Kim McIntire (husband Gary) of Louisville; aunt Cindy Spink (husband Rudolph) of Louisville; aunt Carol Martin of Louisville; aunt Carmen Cochran (husband Herlin) of Whiteland; several cousins, nieces and nephews, together with special friends, Nathan, Karl, Nelson, Boomer, Linda, Diane, Janeen, Mary, Gregory, Brian and Tim.
Jimmy was preceded in death by the love of his life, his mother Pamela Woods; his tremendous stepsister Amanda Woods; his loving stepbrother Brandon Osbon; grandfather Russell Osbon, grandmother Edna Hotzel Osbon; and his very special grandfather, Edgar Burroughs.
Local services will be Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 8: p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until the time of the service at 8 p.m. Monday.
Jimmy will then be transferred to the care of Fern Creek Funeral Home, Fern Creek, Kentucky, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, with visitation there from noon to 1 p.m.
Entombment will immediately follow the service at Resthaven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Jimmy's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), P.O. Box 22697, Indianapolis, IN 46222-0697.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at elmridgefuneralhome.com
Published on December 7, 2017
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