Willie Ray Osborne, of Fort Wayne

Published 9:08 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

July 13, 1981 — Feb. 23, 2019

Willie Ray Osborne, 37, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

He was born July 13, 1981, in Elkhart, to Willie Shepard and Barbara Osborne.

Willie Ray Osborne

Willie loved his family. He was athletic. He enjoyed working as a heavy-duty welder and wood working. He was kind hearted, liked being around people and having fun.

Willie will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by two daughters, Elyse and Isabella: one son, Willie Jr.; sisters, Felicia (Terry) Williams, of Cassopolis, twin, Cherae Broussard, of Cassopolis, and Tori Browning, of Elkhart, brothers, Marvin Bonds, of Memphis, Tennessee, Michael (Steffani) Smith, of Elkhart, and Ray Shaffer; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Patricia Simpson.

Family and friends will gather at noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019, Church of Cassopolis, 520 Pearl Street, Cassopolis.

The family prefers contributions be made in Willie’s memory to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.