Douglas Warner Osworth I, 74, of Tecumseh, went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
He was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Fairfield, Mich. to Opal (Metz) and Harold O’Haver. He was later adopted by Kenneth Osworth, and was raised by his grandparents, Raymond and Bertha Metz.
He graduated from Adrian High School in 1955 and enlisted in the United States Navy with the Navy Mobile Construction Battalion I Sea Bees from 1955 to 1959. He was a Machine Repairman and later became a Drill Instructor. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet K. Woerner on Oct. 14, 1956. They had the blessing of enjoying many years together, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2006.
In his earlier years, Doug was a member of the Adrian Moose Lodge #1034, a long standing member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh, a member of the Tecumseh Jaycees, and a Charter member of the Tecumseh Lions Club. He also belonged to the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #69. He was also on the Raisin Twp. Board of Appeals for many years. Doug worked for Barnes Group Corp. in Saline, Mich. He retired in 1996, but continued as a part time Engineering Consultant for several years. He loved hunting, golfing, John Deere Tractors and classic cars, spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet of 53 years; three sons, Douglas II (Lisa), Jeffrey (Denice) and Kevin (Jennifer) Osworth. He was the loving grandfather of Kayla, Steven, Cameron, Livia, and Maris Osworth. He is also survived by a half-sister, Constance Osworth; cousins, Lowell (Kathy) Metz, and Randy Metz. He was preceded in death by his parents.