T.L. Osborn was born December 23, 1923 to Charles Richard Osborn and Mary (Brown) on the family farm in Pocasset, Oklahoma. He stepped through the veil into eternity peacefully, at home surrounded by four generations of his beloved family on February 14th 2013 shortly after asking His Lord Jesus, “Take me home!” He was 89.
Tommy married Daisy Marie Washburn on April 5, 1942 and together they carried the Gospel of Christ to tens of millions of unreached people in over 100 nations declaring with faith and confidence, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” They pioneered many successful methods of evangelism that have become commonplace today.
He is survived by his daughter, LaDonna Carol and her husband Cory Nickerson of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Tommy O’Dell and wife Elisabeth of Tulsa OK, LaVona Thomas and husband Randy of Sand Springs, OK, Donald O’Dell and wife Carina of Aurora, CO, Cassie Waldo and husband Marty of Winona, MN, Kimberly Wichelt and husband Ted of LaCrosse, WI; 22 great grandchildren, 14 boys and 8 girls; three great great grandchildren, two girls and one boy; two sisters, Verna Reed of Mannford, OK and Frankie Funkhouser of Pawnee, OK and a large host of nieces, nephews and other family members.