Augusta businessman dies at 74

Julian W. Osbon (WRDW-TV)
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Julian W. Osbon, former President/CEO of Osbon Group, has died at age 74, confirmed by the Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Osbon is a former Chairman of CSRA Community Foundation, University Health Care Foundation, Historic Augusta, Inc., Augusta History Museum and Augusta Tomorrow, according to Forbes. Osbon & Associates owns and operates Hancock Mill Development Company and The Marbury Center. He served as the president of Osbon Auto Supply Co. Inc. from 1963 until 1983, a family tire and automotive service business established in 1923.

According to Mr. Osbon's Facebook page, he is a 1958 graduate of Aiken High School. Mr. Osbon also studied Business Administration/Finance and History at Wofford College and graduated in 1963.

He also served on the Research Institue Board Executive Committee at the Medical College of Georgia, a Foundation Board Member and the Presidential Search Committee in 2001, according to his obituary. He was also a part of the Georgia Senate mandated Joint Study Committee in 1999 to consider the future of the Medical College of Georgia.

A graveside service will be held on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery in Aiken, S.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Community Foundation for the CSRA at 1450 Greene St Ste 228, Augusta, Georgia 30901-5234.

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