Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Tracy Allan Osborne

Tracy Allan Osborne, age 74, of Galion, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Tracy was born on November 5, 1946 in Harlan County, KY to the late Joseph Edward and Nora (Muncy) Osborne. He was a 1966 graduate of Cardington High School and following graduation joined the United States Army where he served in Germany for 2 years. After serving his country, Tracy worked at General Motors where he retired after 41 years. He, along with his wife, Lois, were members of First Free Will Baptist Church.

Tracy was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and grilling. He loved going to flea markets and if there was an auction, he was there. Tracy was quite the jokester and always had a prank up his sleeve. He cared for his family and always made sure they were taken care of. Tracy enjoyed the time he could spend with his wife, sons, and grandchildren, especially at family get-togethers and reunions. Tracy was an absolute family man and will be missed dearly.

On June 7, 1970 Tracy married his wife of 50 years, Lois E. (Lyons) Osborne and she survives. Also surviving are his sons: Daniel (Dawna) Osborne of Reynoldsburg and Joseph Osborne (Suzi Lykins) of Shelby; grandchildren: Colton, Grayson, Aiden, Finley, Olivia, and Lauren Osborne and Tyler Lykins; siblings: Margaret (James) Howard of Shelby and Joetta Levering of Marion; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Tracy was preceded in death by his siblings: Edward Osborne and Elizabeth Prater.

Family and friends are welcome Monday, January 25, 2021 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11 am. Rev. O. Douglas Tackett will officiate the services and burial will follow in Crawford County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Tracy’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view Tracy’s tribute video, follow the link provided here:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  2. Darlene Wallace says:

    Dear Lois & Family.. so sorry to hear about Tracy. It was good to see you guys at our class breakfasts. Our class always had a good time when we got together.

    Thoughts & prayers go out to you and all his family.

  3. Bob Bensley says:

    It is always sad to hear about the passing of a friend. Tracy and I where friends from our school days in Cardington. I still can smile or chuckle about some of the fun things or pranks we pulled together. If there wasn’t any fun things happening we usually made our own.
    So I say farewell good friend and God Bless.

  4. Alan Eckstein says:

    My heartfelt condolences on your loss

  5. Dillard Bailey,jr, says:

    Lois so sorry too hear of Tracy’s passing,he was a wonderful person and a joy too talk with,GOD BLESS you and the boys and give you all CONFORT durining this difficult time! LOVE FROM JR.&JOYCE!

  6. Kim Glavic says:

    Lois I am so sorry to hear if your loss, praying God sends comfort and peace to your family ,,, Kim Glavic

  7. Jeanne Oney says:

    I’m so so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing, what a great guy he was, I sure will miss seeing him around.

  8. The Eaken Family says:

    God Bless you all in these trying times of sorrow. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. Many years we shared both laughter and tears as our children grew up – Tracy times at GM were always amusing too. Tracy will not longer be in pain. Although we will not be able to attend, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Especially Lois, Joseph, and Daniel – carry on dudes.

  9. Linda and Tom Ullom says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tom had some foot surgery and we were unable to come! Please know that you are all in our prayers. Tom also worked with Tracy at Foodland back in the day!

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