Robert Clark Osgerby
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
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
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