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Osborne Wilson, 97
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Mr. Osborne Wilson, 97, of McMinnville (Bratchers Crossroad community) died Thursday, May 24, at his residence.

He was born May 17, 1921 in Warren County, served his country during World War II in the Army Air Force, was retired from the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, and was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by parents Herman and Vera Holder Wilson, wife Itera Keaton Wilson, brother Robert Wilson, sisters Naomi Robinson and Murial Dean Webb, and stepson Averal Keaton.

Survivors include his stepsons Kenneth and Wanda Keaton and Marlin Keaton of McMinnville, stepdaughter-in-law Christine Prince, grandchildren Tina and Phil Mullican, Greg Keaton, Teresa and Dewayne Mason, Andrea and Paul Martin, Rhonda Keaton, and Allison and Dale Binkley, several great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. Other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Paul Roberts and Don Spencer will officiate. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 473-6606.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 25, 2018