Marty  Osborne


MARTY FRANKLIN OSBORNE came home to a hero's welcome on Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2019, after a prolonged fight for his life that began in March. His peaceful passing was Friday, June 7, 2019 in an Oklahoma City hospital while his family and firefighter brotherhood remained by his side. He was 53.
Marty's life and legacy of faith, family and community will be honored and remembered at an 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 15, 2019 funeral service at Claremore First Baptist Church. Pastor Dave Mewbourne, Claremore Assembly of God, Marty's home church and Chaplain Randy Swift, Claremore Fire Department and executive pastor of Claremore First will share words of comfort. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, with the Claremore Fire Department providing full honors. Rice Funeral Service has been entrusted with Marty's care.
Born October 8, 1965 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Marty was the son of David Franklin and Gracie Laverne (Carson) Osborne. He spent his childhood years in his birth community before moving with the family to Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo was home through high school. Once a graduate of Tascosa High School, the Osborne family returned to Oklahoma, this time making Claremore their home.
Even as a young man, Marty was faithful to church attendance and this faithfulness proved to bring more than spiritual guidance on one particular Sunday at the Claremore Assembly of God when he and a lovely young lady from the choir loft seemed to have a shared attraction. Marty and Carolyn Craig began a courtship that ended in their marriage. Their wedding ceremony took place in the same church of their meeting on June 17, 1989. That exact location where they said their wedding vows is now the place of firefighter training sessions, many of which Marty has participated in.
Marty and Carolyn's family has grown to five, with the birth of their triplets, son, Cole and daughters, Amanda and Faith. Marty was devoted to his wife and children. He has passed a legacy of faith and service to fellowman to each. Marty lead well by example, always entwining those lessons with the perfect balance of love and laughter. The Osborne family adventures were numerous. Lake trips were among their favorites. Playing together, fishing, swimming and cooking the catch were begun while the children were just toddlers and have continued throughout all their growing up years.
Marty's love for children extended even beyond his own. He was a junior high aged Sunday school teacher, youth group leader and soccer coach. Since he had quite a fun-loving side to mix with his life lessons, he was the perfect fit for these positions. Serving others and loving children inspired Marty to work together with his brotherhood of firemen to initiate a program they called Christmas Wish. Each year a family in the community who was experiencing hardship had one day that was made brighter-complete with gifts for the children hand delivered by Santa and Mrs. Clause themselves.
Marty and Carolyn were the perfect teammates as they devoted much of their time in the service of their church. Marty used his skills in carpentry on numerous mission trips. He was always contributing his expertise in lawn maintenance to the church grounds. He also served on the church board and kept the budget balanced with his frugal approach to many projects. But his listening ear and engaging conversation may have been the gift most appreciated by a congregation known for its warmth and love toward one another.
Marty was a man of great integrity and it went far past the walls of his church. It was a part of his everyday life at home and in the workplace. He sacrificed to be sure his beloved family had all they needed, working two jobs most of his life. He ran a tight ship at his business, Sooner Lawn Care. For a time, he did videography work with a company he named Majestic Video Creations. In his early working years, he did construction projects with Warehime Construction Company, but his passion for more than thirty-two years was his work with the Claremore Fire Department, a career which officially began on April 29, 1987. Promotion came quickly for Marty as he was always challenging himself to go to the next level of service-the rank of Driver was earned November 18, 1993. He quickly made Captain on December 9, 1994 and then moved up to the rank of Battalion Chief on July 1, 1999. At each new leadership role, he not only challenged himself to move forward; but he also encouraged each individual under his supervision to seek their own new level of service-just another example of his leadership qualities.
Marty gave so much to so many. The void that his passing leaves will never be filled. And he will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched, but none more than his beloved family--Carolyn, his wife of 30 years, and 21 year old triplets, Amanda, Cole and Faith, all of Claremore; father, David Osborne of Talala; mother and step-father, Laverne and Frank Smith of Tecumseh; one brother and wife, Carter and Michelle Osborne and their children, Stefanie Guerroro, Garrett, Jordan and Kinzie of Amarillo; sister and husband, Krista and Kelly Call of Shawnee and their children, Kristian and Karsyn; sister and husband, Victoria and David Leute of Connecticut; sister, Danette Riddle of Los Angeles; aunts and uncles, Linda and Charles Sutton and Kathy and Jim Willoughby all of Shawnee, Mary Taylor and Wilma and Lester Mullis all of Claremore; cousins, Tracy Sullivan of Prague, Craig Sutton, Jeff Sutton, Noah Willoughby and Rebeckah Axton all of Shawnee, Tyrae Jackson of OKC, Lester Mullis Jr, Terri Walker, Tammy Cosper, Sheryl Brown, Kim Jones, Derek Taylor all of Claremore, Sarah Beth Taylor of Tulsa and many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Onie and Ruth Osborne, maternal grandparents, Sam and Helen Carson, two brothers, Dale Osborne, David Osborne, one aunt, Gwyn Osborne, and a cousin, Doug Taylor.
Published on June 12, 2019
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10 posts

Jun 15, 2019
What he meant to my daughter has a coach was and still is amazing. He will be greatly missed.
Lynne Martin
Jun 15, 2019
Prayers for Carolyn and the kids. This was such a tragedy. Marty left us too soon!!!
Connie Bauer
Jun 15, 2019
May you have peace and comfort at this time of loss. Prayers for your family.
Nannette Perryman
Jun 13, 2019
Fluharty Family
Jun 12, 2019
Praying for the Osbourne family during this difficult season.
Barbara Johnson
Jun 12, 2019
My deepest love and condolences go to Carolyn, Amanda, Faith, and Cole, to Judy, and all of the other family members. Just four and one half months ago Marty made a video of my husband’s funeral service, edited it and gave it to me, refusing any payment whatever, not even for the supplies he used. That video has been such a comfort to me and to the family members who were unable to attend due to blizzard conditions. What an incredible man, and what an incredible loss to us. My prayers are with you. ❤️
Carolyn Chapman
Jun 12, 2019
I will miss his mischievous grin and I know that the family he adored will forever miss him. Until we meet again.
Marlon McCormack
Jun 12, 2019
May his memory forever be a blessing.
Valerie Skimbo
Jun 12, 2019
Marty was a great family man and loved the Lord. We will miss him so much at church. God bless his precious family
Jan Guffey
Jun 12, 2019
So sorry for The Families loss.He will be missed many who loved him...