Mark Osborne, aged 52, of Goodview, VA died on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a brief battle with COVID-19.
A memorial service will be held at Goodview Baptist Church on Saturday, January 8 at 1:00pm.
Mark was born to the late Louis Osborne and Carolyn Quesenberry on September 5, 1969, in Roanoke, VA.
He was raised in Bedford County and attended school there. Mark was a hard-worker and maintained a part-time job while in high school but still found time to relax (party) with his friends. This did not leave much time for studies, but he did manage to graduate from Staunton River High School and immediately joined the work force as an apprentice masonry brick layer.
It was around this time that Mark met the love of his life and soulmate, Deborah Stockli and made her his bride on May 11, 1990. To provide for this lovely lady and begin life as a family man, he worked full time while also launching his own lawncare business. He is dearly missed by their sons Mark and Dylan. He loved to attend Nascar Races with them, and those events won’t be the same without him.
Mark was a collector of knives and to the best of our knowledge, never used them to harm anyone. He loved watching westerns and he would binge watch The Andy Griffith Show while drinking a beer or three.
Despite his crusty exterior, strong opinions and stubbornness, there is considerable evidence that he was a loving and caring person and that is evident in the deep sorrow and pain that we all feel in his untimely passing.
Mark led a good life and at the end he fought so hard to keep it. He liked to have the last word even if it wasn’t a nice one. His family couldn’t be with him at the end, but they think he’d have said, ‘what are you crying for?”
Besides his wife, sons, and mother, Mark is survived by his sister Dawn Dickson, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and many long-time friends.
Mark will live on in his family and friends’ many wonderful memories and in his social media feed for us to enjoy. Some of their favorite lines are here to contemplate and you can almost hear his devilish giggle because he knew he cracked a good one –
“I love ‘love’ so much, isn’t that the sweetest thing you ever heard?”
“If you didn’t like me in 2011, chances are you probably won’t like me in 2012. Happy New Year.”
“No more Mr. Nice Guy”
“This must be the global warming that Al Gore was talking about, he’s such a ______.”
“I’m ready for a cold beer.”
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