Michael Osborne

Michael Ray Osborne

11/01/1939 - 08/15/2020
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Michael Ray Osborne, age 80, passed away at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC on August 15, 2020. Michael was born in Cabarrus County on November 1, 1939 to the late, Brandon Lee Osborne and the late, Willie May Guy Osborne. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tony Osborne. Tony and Michael where raised in Lexington, NC by the Junior Order Children's Home. His parents left him for the war and welfare took them to the home, he was the youngest child to arrive there and the oldest to leave.

Michael leaves behind his son, Michael Ray Osborne, II; his daughter, Michele Severt, his sister, Joan Osborne, who was raised by the second wife. He had many extended family members.

Shagging was Michael’s passion. He was a proud member of the Charlotte Area Shag Club and was in their Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the National Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame and The Living Legends Associations of OD /Grand Strand at North Myrtle Beach, SC .Michael worked for years as a painter with Cannon Mills, he then started his own painting business. Later he bought a catering truck business which he and Joan operated as Best Catering. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life for Michael will be announced at a later date.

Cabarrus Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery is serving the Osborne family.
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Denise Auerbacher

Posted at 11:28am
I’m so glad I had the pleasure of meeting you with your friend and my friend Alan Tuck ..... We had so many laughs and so much fun I always smile when I’m thinking of both of you. The story I love so much is when Tuck was driving home and you said wait and put some turpentine in his car so he wouldn’t get stopped by a cop and if he did he would be saved and he was stopped and it was saved because of yo Mike.... I will always have the memories your music and all the CDs you gave me!

Bays Shoaf

Posted at 04:35pm
Mike “Oz” was one of my very best friends in high school. He was the very personification of “cool”. We would go over to my house and listen to records for hours on end. He was the best dancer in the class, and he was one of the best at OD. I last saw him a few years ago when he brought me four cd’s of great shag tunes. I think of our high school days often with Oz, Jimmy Slaughter, Ronnie Morris and so many others. If there is a shag contest in heaven, Oz will win it every time! My thoughts go out to the family as we will all remember the good times and be glad we shared them.
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Mary Willeford Morris

Posted at 08:21am
Condolences to Joan, Michelle, Mike and friends! I will miss my dear friend Mike. May his memory be a blessing to us all! Mary Willeford Morris
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Ann Lovell

Posted at 04:52am
Michele and Family
I am so sorry to learn the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Buddy Marlin

Posted at 09:05pm
Morris Field, Charlotte, N.C.,1960 on a Wednesday night, Mike introduced me to Gail, and we danced our way into marriage three months later in February 1961! A great old friend, who will be thought of often. A toast to you Mike Osborne (the Ozz)

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