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Robert Clark Osgerby

April 20, 1931 –
 January 15, 2022


Robert Clark Osgerby of Plano, Texas, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday

morning January 15th, 2022.

It ended a bravely fought battle following his beautiful life.

He was the last born of five siblings of the greatest generation. He was 90 years old.

Bob, known to his wife and good friends as Oz, was born April 20th, 1931 in Saginaw,

Michigan to his parents Clark White Osgerby and Margaret Marie (Larrabee) Osgerby.

He was happily raised in their small farming community of Caro, Michigan where a

bright young man met a lovely young woman who became his wife.

Betty Joan Duncan married Bob in 1952 and the rest is a story of success. Bob enlisted

in the army and served his time. Afterward, he took advantage of the GI bill and earned

his bachelors degree in business from Michigan State University in only three years.

Bob began his working career shortly thereafter in 1958.

Bob held several sales and management functions for Employers Insurance of Wausau.

He was very committed to his job with a strong work ethic and traveled frequently. He

and Betty moved around in the beginning where the company needed him with

positions in Wausau, WI, Kansas City, MO, and Detroit, MI. Ultimately, he took a

position in Dallas, TX where he set roots and faithfully served his employer for 36 years.

From the beginning, It was always about the family for Bob. He so dearly loved his wife

and their four children, Randy, Cathy, Karen, and John. Their welfare was his purpose

and he accomplished that with flying colors. He was there, always there when he was


After retirement in 1994, he and Betty enjoyed traveling the world together and

eventually purchased a second home in northern Michigan, to enjoy their summers with

old friends and family. It was a great joy to he and Betty to return to their home state.

His sense of humor highlighted his good nature and his children seemed to luckily

inherit this quality. He experienced and expressed so many loving stories, laughs, and

memories throughout his life. Bob lived simply, but fully and always brought a smile.

He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. He was a devoted son, brother, husband,

father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a good man.

Robert is survived in death by Cathy Belaire (Osgerby) and husband Kent Belaire,

Karen McCarty (Osgerby) and husband Greg McCarty and John Osgerby; Sister-in-law

Judy (Duncan) MacIntosh; daughter-in-law Patricia Osgerby; four grandchildren, five

great grandchildren, seven granddogs, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all

because he met a girl, hence, the beautiful life.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents Clark and Margaret, his brothers Clare,

Cecil, and Jack, his sister Jean, his son Randy, and his loving wife Betty. She passed

recently on October 14th, 2021 and he certainly followed to be with her. They are a

couple again.

Bob and Betty both loved this passage:


Death is nothing at all. I have only

slipped away into the next room. Whatever

we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name, speak to

me in the easy way which you always have.

Laugh as we always laughed at the

little jokes we enjoyed together. Play,

smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my

name be the household word that it always

was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life

means all that it ever meant. It is the

same as it ever was; there is absolutely

unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of

your mind because I am out of your sight?

I am but waiting for you, for an interval,

somewhere very near just around the corner.

All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is

lost. One brief moment and all will be as

it was before, only better, infinitely

happier and forever, we will all be one

together with Christ.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff of New Horizon Homes

for their heartfelt service and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to:

Bob and Betty’s remains will be privately laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National

Cemetery on March 11th, 2022. A celebration of life will follow at their residence in

Plano Texas

4 Thoughts on Robert Clark Osgerby
    Liz Schafer
    21 Jan 2022

    Prayers for your family during this time and may you find peace in remembrance of your parents and their wonderful life together.

    Michelle Hutchinson
    22 Jan 2022

    Thinking of your family in my prayers. My dad is Tim Osgerby. Son of Cecil Osgerby.

    24 Jan 2022

    Hi Michelle. Thanks for your condolences. Do you live in Michigan? Karen and I both have homes in Gaylord. We should meet some time. Thank you again.

    Elizabeth Gandy
    8 Feb 2022

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the unexpected loss of you Mom as well as the passing of your Dad.
    My you all find comfort in the time you were blessed to be with your parents and happy memories will ease your loss.
    Much Love,

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