Doris Leigh Hinshaw Osborne, 85, of Asheboro passed away on July 5, 2023 at Hospice of Randolph County. Mrs. Osborne was a native of Randolph County. She was a graduate of Asheboro High School and Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy in 1960. She began her career as a pharmacist at Kearns Drug and started the Pharmacy Department at Randolph Hospital where she retired as the Director after 38 years. After retiring, she worked as a relief pharmacist at the Merce Clinic. She also served as Historian for the Southeastern Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Doris was known as a pioneer for women in the field of Pharmacy having graduated and started working at a time when the profession was almost exclusively men.
She loved to travel and was proud to have visited all 50 states. She extended her love of travel to include her grandchildren when she took each of them on a special trip with just the two of them. Doris loved spending time at White Lake and Lake Tillery and enjoyed playing golf. She also loved her dog “Buddy” whom the grandchildren said was her favorite son.
Mrs. Osborne was preceded in death by her husband, John Osborne, to whom she was married for 62 years. She is survived by sons, Steve R. Osborne and wife Sara of Mount Pleasant, NC, Dr. Jody N. Osborne and wife Heather of Clemmons, NC, Larry E. Osborne and wife Stacey of Clemmons, NC; grandchildren Jordan Osborne, Daniel Osborne, Emma Osborne, Bailey Osborne and Kendall Osborne.
The family will receive friends Sunday, July 9, 2023 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at First Methodist Church, 224 N Fayetteville St, Asheboro. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating and will be live streamed at www.fumcasheboro.org. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church where she was a member, 224 N Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203 or to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.