Gregory Dennis Osburn, age 79 of Springfield, MO, passed away on January 12, 2021. Greg was born in Springfield on January 14, 1941 to Denver and Edna (Camp) Osburn.
Greg left Springfield in his late teens and after several entrepreneurial jobs in multiple states he landed in Algonquin, IL where he met his future wife and began his long career. Greg was driven by fear of failure and an innate talent for sales and management which led him to a successful business in mobile catering at job sites and factories in Crystal Lake, IL. After an early retirement, Greg and his wife Sally moved to Pine Ridge, FL to escape the cold winters and then spent two years in living in Costa Rica before returning to Sarasota, FL. Greg finally came back to his hometown in 2014.
Greg spent his free time fishing with buddies and could spend hours on end talking about cars. He was also very involved with animal rights and rescue organizations as well as Relay for Life. Greg loved to travel all over the world with Sally, but also enjoyed watching his "guy" movies, the more action, the better.
Greg is most known by his friends and family as having a great sense of humor and an array of characters he would perform, often many at a time and would have entire conversations with these characters, keeping everyone else in stitches.
Greg is survived by his wife Sally of 53 years, his Sister in Law Sue Vavra and husband Joseph, as well as a host of cousins.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Rescue One Springfield or the Human Society of Southwest Missouri.
Cremation is under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.