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Motorcade for Spc. Jerod Osborne coming through Royse City, Fate this afternoon

By J.J. Smith. A motorcade bearing the casket of 2008 Rockwall-Heath graduate Spc. Jerod Heath Osborne will be coming through Royse City and then Fate today on Highway 66 between about 2:30 and 3:30 pm on the way to Rest Haven Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Rockwall.

Hundreds of Royse City and Rockwall County residents are expected and invited to line Hwy. 66 in both towns to show their respects to the slain 20-year-old soldier and his family.

Spc. Osborne was killed by a roadside bomb July 5 while serving as a U.S. Army combat medic in Afghanistan.

According to Marty Dumas, Rest haven’s Vice President of Operations, his casket will arrive about 1 pm at Majors Field Municipal Airport in Greenville.

Osborne will be received there by a military honor guard and then the motorcade will proceed from the airport westbound through Royse City and Fate to Rest Haven located at 2500 State Highway 66.

The motorcade will include limousines, automobiles driven by family and friends, plus dozens of motorcycles ridden by the volunteer “Patriot Guard” and police departments from Greenville, Royse City, Rockwall County and Rockwall.

Visitation is scheduled at Rest Haven Thursday, from 6 until 8 pm. Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 2 pm at Lake Pointe Church, 701 East Interstate 30 in Rockwall.

Osborne was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

He began his Army career in boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, and then was assigned to the 182nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg in Georgia. He received initial training at Ft. Benning GA and then was transferred in March to Fort Bragg.

While in training he received several medals for his dedication above and beyond regular duty.

On March 26, 2010, he was sent to Afghanistan after a visit with family and friends.

Spc. Osborne is survived by his parents: Sharon Grillett and husband Gary of Royse City/Rockwall and Allan G. Osborne, III, of Caddo Mills, sister: Hayley Grillett, brothers: Wau-tash, Nako and Nah-tah-ni Grillett and grandparents: Charlotte Henson of Rockwall, Marilyn Osborne of Baltimore and Patricia Burchwell of Texas.

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1 Response for “Motorcade for Spc. Jerod Osborne coming through Royse City, Fate this afternoon”

  1. D Peddie says:

    Funeral services are Friday, not Saturday according to the Funeral Home Website.

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