BORN: Friday February 23, 1990
DIED: Monday July 5, 2010
Friday July 16, 2010
Lake Pointe Church
701 E. I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087
Thursday July 15, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel
2500 State Hwy. 66 East
Rockwall, TX 75087
Jerod Heath Osborne, age 20, was born February 23, 1990, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX, and passed away July 5, 2010, in Afghanistan. He was on active duty as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne stationed there. When Jerod was young, his family moved from the Rockwall, TX, area to Seattle, WA, and then to Honolulu, HI, for five years. He never met a stranger and knew all of the people near his home and on the beach. The family moved back to the Rockwall area to help care for his grandfather, who died in 1997. The family decided to stay and made Rockwall their home. Jerod graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School in 2008, after spending his senior year preparing to go into the Army to become a medic. Jerod began his Army career in boot camp in Ft. Leonard Wood, and then was assigned to the 82nd Airborne. He transferred to Ft. Benning, GA, for Airborne training. Jerod received several medals for his dedication above and beyond regular duty. In August 2009 he was sent to Afghanistan after a visit with family and friends.
Jerod is survived by his parents: Sharon Grillett and husband Gary of Rockwall, TX, and Allan G. Osborne, III, of Caddo Mills, TX, sister: Hayley Grillett, brothers: Wau-tash, Nako and Nah-tah-ni Grillett and grandparents: Charlotte Henson of Rockwall, TX, Marilyn Osborne of Baltimore, MD, and Patricia Burchwell of TX.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, Friday, July 16, 2010 at Lake Pointe Church, 701 E. I-30, Rockwall, TX. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral procession will start at Lake Pointe Church and proceed to Rest Haven cemetery on Highway 66 via a flag-lined route up highway 205, Goliad Street.
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Romans 13:7
Please join me to honor Jerod Heath Osborne. Rockwall County lost an excellent young man to a war on terror and it’s a war that will continue until the time when we shall learn war no more.
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Micah 4:3