William James Osburn, Sr "Hobo Bill" age 86

Went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 7:15 am Saturday January 10, 2014 at his home in Commerce Oklahoma. Born December 13, 1927 in Cardin Oklahoma. He grew up in Picher and Cardin before moving to Commerce Oklahoma. He was a painter, musician and singer. His passion was singing and talking about his Savior. He attended First Assembly of God Church in Commerce Oklahoma

He was born to William Burditt Osburn and Betty Jane "Wright" Osburn

He married Fern Etta "Helton" Osburn June 12, 1951 in Oppelo Arkansas, she preceded him in death on November 17th 2012

He was preceeded by his Parents and wife along with 1 brother, Sammy Osburn, Six sisters, Virginia Gerhart, Betty Ann Shafer and Ruby Osburn all of Commerce Oklahoma and 3 infant sisters.

He is survived by 3 sons, William J Osburn [r, Miami Oklahoma, Rex Osburn of Tulsa Oklahoma and John Osburn and 1 daughter Sheila Crafton and son in law Danny Crafton all of Commerce Oklahoma

2 brother in laws, Lawrence Shafer of Commerce Oklahoma and Harrol Langston of Morrilton Arkansas

2 sister in laws, Evea Wood and Reba Ferguson of Morrilton Arkansas

3 cousins Arlie Booker and Kenny Slavins of Springfield Missouri and Ben Osburn of California

6 grandsons and 3 grand daughters, 6 great grandsons and 11 great grand daughters and two on the way.

Several nieces and nephews, and a multitude of other friends and family.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church  in Commerce with Pastor Howie Moss and Pastor William Webber officiating. Interment will follow in the G.A.R. cemetery under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral of Commerce, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-7 on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Chapel in Commerce, Oklahoma.