February 21, 1964 ~ May 21, 2019

Born in: Newport News, VA
Resided in: Candler, NC

Gregory Alan Osborne, 55, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Mission Hospital.
Born in Newport News, VA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Betty Fore Osborne. He is also preceded in death by a son, Mark Osborne.
Mr. Osborne worked as the maintenance manager at WilsonArt for 35 years.
Surviving are his daughter, Melanie Stevens and her husband Daniel, of Asheville; son, Matthew Osborne, of Asheville; brother, Joey Osborne and his wife Lisa, of Asheville; nieces, Julie Burnette and husband Andrew and Allison Osborne; five grandchildren; and significant other, Kim Kinser.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jud Pierson officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Greg Osborne to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. is assisting with the arrangements.


Graveside Service: May 24, 2019 2:00 pm

Bethel United Meth. Church Cem.
Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Visitation: May 24, 2019 12:00 pm

Bethel United Methodist Church
Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Heaven has gained another Angel. Greg had a heart as big as Texas and showed it to anyone in need. My prayers and condolences are with his family. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss. I will miss him very much.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss Joey n Family. You will be in our Thoughts n prayers today n the difficult days ahead! Greg was a Great Guy n will be Truly Missed By All! Marsha Rice n Todd Burnette!

  3. Greg was a good friend for many years and will be missed! Prayers for the family in their loss!

  4. Son, brother, husband, father, grandpa and great friend to many and more . . So sad you have left us too soon . . Intelligent, compassionate and soft-spoken . . . Never a foul word to anyone . . We had some real fun times and you will be truly missed . . Prayers for all now and in your hours of grief . . May you rest in peace my friend

  5. Greg was a such a wonderful person and will be missed. Worked on periodic projects with him over many years. Praying for his family for strength through this time.

  6. I have worked with Greg for the last 20 years, such a great man and a dear friend. He will be missed by a great number of people. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  7.  I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise found at Revelation 21:4, that soon,  “…He will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more…”

  8. Working closely through a variety of tasks and projects over the last 27 years, Greg has been to me a teammate, a mentor, an encourager, and an inspirer. We have analyzed and solved problems together, travelled together, and have marveled together over technological developments in our corner of the industrial world. I will miss our conversations; Greg’s continual desire to gain new understanding about technical things was an inspiration to me at work. Topics that might be a yawn to others would grip the two of us with fascination. But most importantly, he was my friend. He was a big man with a big heart, and created friendships everywhere he went, from Fletcher to Montreal to Texas to China and everywhere between. He always worked hard, loved to laugh, and encouraged everyone around him, including me, to be the best they could be. Miss you brother. Praying for God’s blessings on Joey and the family.

  9. Our thoughts prayers are with you all at this heartbreaking time. Greg was a wonderful man with a heart as big as the sky. Very much loved by all

  10. Prayers for comfort and peace. May God Bless you all during this difficult time. We loved Greg and he will be deeply missed.

  11. Just learned of this. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all and hold you close during this most difficult time.

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