Zane F. Osnoe Sr.

Published 11:14 am Saturday, November 10, 2007

By Staff
Mr. Zane Fredrick Osnoe Sr., 74, of 404 Wharton Street, Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial in Greenville.
A funeral with full military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Chaplain J.R. Lorenzen, U.S. Army and Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Members of the U.S. Army will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Bojangles’ tea and coffee club.
Mr. Osnoe was born in Aroostook County, Maine, on May 6, 1933. He was the son of the late Fred and Helen Plourde Osnoe. He was a graduate of Smyrna Mills High School in Smyrna Mills, Maine. He was in the Army from 1950 to 1970, serving in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Upon his retirement, he held the rank of master sergeant. Following his military career, he received his basic law enforcement degree and an associate degree in criminal justice from Beaufort County Community College. In his law enforcement career he worked at the Fayetteville Police Department in Fayetteville from 1971 to 1976 and Washington Police Department from 1976 to 1991 where he retired as deputy chief. He was married to the former Edith Gray Stone on June 8, 1985. He was a member of the N.C. Association of Law Enforcement and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include four sons: Zane F. “Ricky” Osnoe Jr. of Fayetteville, David Lee Osnoe of McClean, Va., Craig Williams of Houlton, Maine, and Mark Wayne Osnoe of Greenville; two daughters: Pamela O. Luntz of Laurinburg and Tammy A. Berry of Washington; three sisters: Kathleen Zolon and Jenefine Stevens both of Smyrna Mills, Maine, and Eldora Zeniel of Dunlap, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Stanley Osnoe and Joseph Osnoe and one sister: Margaret Goodall.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.
Flowers are welcome and appreciated or the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the VFW Washington Post 6088, 3375 River Road, Washington, NC 27889 or to the First Church of Christ, Youth Program, 520 East 10th Street, Washington, NC 27889.
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