Richard Osborn

October 22, 1928 - April 1, 2024

Richard (Dick) Osborn, 95, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away April 1, 2024.

Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1928, to Russell Osborn, Sr., and Olive (McCue) Osborn, Richard was the youngest of three brothers.

A US Army World War II veteran, Richard was a devoted husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. He was a devout Catholic and always made it to mass no matter where he was.

He was a kind, gentle, giving man that helped others in any way he could. Whether it was counting money at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, doing woodworking projects, supporting literacy programs, or taking reading material to the Seafarers’ Center, he was always helping those in need.

He had a great sense of humor, loved engaging his many nieces and nephews, and always rode the carousel. He sometimes ordered dessert first, would claim the center of his birthday cake, and always ate the ears first from the chocolate easter bunny.

Richard met Joan Dullaghan while attending college and they were married 2 months after he graduated in 1955 with a Civil Engineering degree. He started working in Zanesville, Ohio, where their son, Gary Osborn was born in 1957. His career took them from Ohio to Bellingham, Washington; Beaumont, Texas; Sulphur, Louisiana; and back to Beaumont, where he retired from PPG Industries in 1991.

He met his second wife, Billie Butts, while playing bridge with mutual friends and they were married in 2000. They were both avid travelers and enjoyed many trips to visit family, friends and to see the world. He regularly attended Calder Baptist services with Billie and developed strong relationships with the Calder Baptist family.

Richard is survived by his current wife of 24 years, Billie Osborn; his son, Gary Osborn of Beaumont; stepdaughter, Brooksie Bennett of Houston; stepson, Michael Butts and his wife, Shelby of Houston; granddaughter, Zoe Butts of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, and beloved family members.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 44 years, Joan Dullaghan Osborn; brothers, Russell Osborn Jr. and his wife, Rita (Riopel) Osborn and Kenneth Osborn and his wife, Anna (McGlew) Osborn.

A gathering of Mr. Osborn’s family and friends will begin at 3:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2024, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 5, 2024
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 5, 2024
  • 5:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
  • 6825, Gladys Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • April 6, 2024
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (3)

    Janet Rousseau says:

    Uncle Dick,
    You were the closest person I had left that was like my own father , Kenneth. I wish I came down to see you before this has left in my heart.. you were always so loving to me, Bill and my children. I l ow how much you meant to my parents, Ken & Anna. I know you and my mother had a special bond from when you were roomates on Huntington Avenue when they were fist married. I will find a Jack-jackalope to take with you! Love you always and forever

    Patrice Rabalais says:

    Dear Billie,
    Enjoyed visiting with you and Dick when you attended mass with him. I was so happy both of you found each other and had many happy years. We will miss him. Glen will miss Dick on Monday mornings when “The Group “ counted money. Prayers for his family. May he rest in peace and fly high with the angels.

    Nancy Weible Peterson says:

    My heart is saddened by the passing of Mr. Dick. Each time I had the pleasure of being in his presence, I was always so impressed. He was such a gentleman and had the gift of making one feel important and heard.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him. He will be missed by many.

    Nancy Weible Peterson

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