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Harry Osment

May 29, 1926 — July 2, 2016

Harry Edwin Osment, Cleveland, TN, 90 years old, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2016, at home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on May 29, 1926 in Athens, TN. 

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the years 1944-1946.  At age 17 he left his home, farm and family for the U.S. Navy and he continued to be an active member and part of the American Legion Post #81 for over 70 years.  He was also a lifetime member of the VFW of Cleveland.  He was a much beloved husband, father and friend.  He lived his life to the fullest for as long as he could and he leaves behind a legacy of love, humor and wonderful memories and stories for his family and friends to share for many generations to come.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester Boone Osment and Ruby Chase Osment.  He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond Neal Osment, Elizabeth Turner (Charlie), Geneva Ogle (Harold), Elnora Goins (Stanley), Billy Osment (Sweet), Geraldean Hughes (Fred) and Lester Boone Osment , Jr. (Joyce)

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Kate Rapier Osment;  daughters: Sherry Geren (Dale), Denise Dyke (Bryan) , Pam Guinn (Jeff) and Vickie Beaty (Keith); nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  He also leaves behind many wonderful friends, relatives and acquaintances far too numerous to name, but certainly not too numerous to be remembered, appreciated and valued.

A visitation will be held at Grissom- Serenity Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m. 

A funeral service will be held at Grissom- Serenity Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Johnny Underwood officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow at Bethel Baptist Church in the Black Fox community.  Dale Geren, Bryan Dyke, Jeff Guinn, , David Geren , Heath Chamberlin and Maurice Suits will serve as pall bearers.  Honorary pall bearers will be Don Moore, Bob Evans, Donnie Epperson and Joe Ben Chase. 

 In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Legion Post #81 or the American Stroke Association.

The Osment family is being served by Grissom- Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


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