Don I. Osborne


Don I. Osborne passed away Aug. 18, 2019.
He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Martin, Kentucky, the son of Johnnie and Margie Hall Osborne.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie; parents; and siblings, Noma Jean Crisp and Gary Osborne.
Don served on the Middletown Dietrich Memorial Park Board as president for many years and served two terms on the Middletown Town Board. He was a charter member of the Middletown Conservation Club and was responsible for the creation of the Demolay Chapter in Middletown which became the largest in Indiana.
He served for many years in the Middletown Masonic Lodge 271 and was Worshipful Master in 1969 and 2007.
He served as Fall Creek Township Trustee from 1994 until 2018.
He was a founding father of the Middletown/Fall Creek EMS and served as its first Chief. He was a Middletown volunteer fireman for 30 years.
He loved playing music, hunting and fishing, and watching Sara and Clay play ball.
Survivors are his children, Donita Chambless (David) of Middletown, Darrell Osborne of Muncie, Dawana Felty (Greg) of Anderson, and Deeann Conner (Rusty) of Middletown; three grandchildren, Jennifer Turner (Jody) of Middletown, and Sara and Clay Conner of Middletown; great-grandson, Cole Turner of Middletown.
He loved long conversations with Jenny and fist bumps and hugs with his great- grandson, Cole.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, with Masonic rites at the Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with Dr. Philip C. Rogers officiating.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Dietrich Memorial Park.
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