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Rosezeen Osborne Salyer

• Feb 8, 2018 at 9:24 AM

KINGSPORT - Rosezeen Osborne Salyer, 85, passed away during the early morning hours of Monday (February 5, 2018) following an extended illness.

Rosezeen was born on November 18, 1932 in Butler, TN to the late Charles & Tishia (Grindstaff) Salyer.

Rosezeen was a founding member of Indian Springs Baptist Church and later attended Temple Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years. Rosezeen was a dedicated member of Bible Baptist Church for over 30 years where she was also the founding member, as well as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Rosezeen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend; she will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Rosezeen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Bobby Lee Salyer; and numerous half-brothers and half-sisters.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Kenneth Salyer; daughter, Teresa Petgen & husband Ryan; five grandchildren, Jacob Salyer, Braeden Salyer, Katelyn Petgen, Joshua Petgen, and Caleb Petgen; brother, I.G. Osborne; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will greet guests and share memories on Saturday (February 10, 2018) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of East Lawn at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don McCann officiating.

Rosezeen will be laid to rest beside of her beloved husband on Saturday (February 10, 2018) at 2 p.m. in the Garden of Everlasting Life III at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10001; www.alzfdn.org; 866-232-8484) or to Bible Baptist Church (246 Hilton Street Kingsport, TN 37663).

Online condolences may be made to the Salyer family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Salyer family. 

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