Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Earl Richard "Bud" Osgood, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in his home.

He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Hale, the son of James R. and Eliza H. (Woodard) Osgood. On Jan. 1, 1943, he was married to Ruth Mitchell, and to this union three children were born. On Jan. 17, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marcella I. "Marcie" (Walters) Lacey, who survives.

Also surviving are: five children, Gerald "Jerry" Osgood and his wife, Susan, of Sunrise Beach, Gregory Osgood, of Springfield, Debra Dee Ann (Osgood) Lewis and her husband, Tom, of Lee's Summit, Russ Murphy and his wife, Michelle, of Springfield, and Troy Lacey and his wife, Ann, of Springfield; one sister, Lois Schwitters, of Sterling, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; two brothers, Herbert Leroy Osgood and Billy Lee Osgood; and one sister, Elizabeth (Mills) Osgood.

He graduated from Avalon High School in 1941. During World War II, he entered the U.S. Army serving from Nov. 3, 1942, until Feb. 24, 1944. Around 1963, he joined Modern Security Life in Springfield, Missouri, eventually becoming vice president and then was vice president in St. Louis. He later worked for Midwest National Life Insurance Company as Regional Manager in Columbia, and in 1970, took over the St. Louis office. After moving to Shell Knob, he sold boats and cars.

He was a member of Shell Knob First Christian Church, Shell Knob Lions Club, OES (Order of the Eastern Star) of Cassville, Masonic Lodge in Galena and Hi Twelve in Shell Knob.

Memorial services were held Monday in Shell Knob First Christian Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Tom Rees conducted the services. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post #2203.

Contributions in his memory may be made to LUC Boys Ranch, Shell Knob First Responders, Central Crossing Senior Center, Alliances of Churches or Shell Knob Lions Club.

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