Gregory Lynn Osborne, aka “Greg O”, moved into his heavenly home on June 6, 2022. He was greeted by his father, Louis Joseph “Cracker” Harshaw/Sudderth and grandson, Jacqualin.
Greg attended Alcoa High School graduating with the class of 1978 and later received a Business Degree in Computer Information Systems from Knoxville Business College. He was employed for several years with Denso in Maryville, Tennessee and most recently with Goodwill Industries in Knoxville.
Greg was loving, caring, witty and always had a positive outlook on life. Lovingly known by friends and family as “Dallas Cowboys #1 Fan”, Greg was an avid sports fan and one of Blount County’s Sports Hall of Famers stemming from his time as a running back (#22) on Alcoa High School’s State Championship Football Team 1977- 78 season. Greg was a loving father,committed husband, son, brother, and friend to many. His spirit was uplifting even after surviving multiple kidney transplants and bouts of dialysis treatments. Greg enjoyed grilling, playing with the family pets, and
spending time with his grandkids. We thank God for his life and all the joy he brought us.
Memories will be forever cherished by his mother: Maggie (Baker) Williams of Knoxville, TN; wife: Jacqueline Osborne of Knoxville, TN; sons: Julius and Joseph III; daughter: Scottie Myra Hackler; 13 grandchildren: Jada, Janya, Jamia, Juliana, Jahzara, Jumireya, Jureau, Julius, Joseph IV, Jaqwon, Jayzon, Jameson and Jha-Niyah; sister: Angela Baker of Henderson, NV; special cousin, Renee Sudderth and special friend, Cherly, and a large extended family
and many lifelong friends.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914. Social distancing and face coverings required. A Celebration of Life will follow, led by Rev. Richard S. Brown, Jr., eulogist, and officiated by Elder Wilma Scott. Interment at New Gray Cemetery, 2724 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN, will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church prior to the viewing. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com