He was born on Oct. 11, 1928. to the late Lester and Ruby Osment.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Raymond Osment and L.B. Osment Jr.; and four sisters: Geneva Ogle, Elizabeth Turner, Elnora Goins, and Geraldean Hughes.
He was a member at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was employed by Cleveland Express from 1953-1999, serving as president and co-owner of the company from 1979-1999.
He was a lifelong member at Waterville Golf Course, where he was known as “Oz.” He served on the board of control at the golf course and participated in overseeing much of the building of the new clubhouse.
He was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was an avid UT football fan and season ticket holder. He built custom aquariums and produced food for tropical fish that supplied many pet stores in the area.
Among all of these, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Laurie “Sweet” Osment; three daughters: Brenda Carson (Danny), Connie Dalton (Mike), and Barbara Smith (Roy); brother, Harry Osment (Kate); five grandchildren: Matt Carson (Angie), Julie Turner (Bryan), Billy Smith (fiance Kerry), Ellen Smith, and Daniel Smith; and two great-granddaughters: Laurie Carson and Stella Turner.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 3405 Peerless Road N.W, Cleveland, TN 37312.
The funeral will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the church.
Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Matt Carson, Billy Smith, Daniel Smith and Bryan Turner will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Billy’s name.
You can view Billy’s online guestbook or share your condolences with the family at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and The Cody family are honored to assist with the arrangements.