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Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, KY

Meet Our Staff

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We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 606-932-3121 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Kenny Taylor

Kenny Taylor

Funeral Service Ambassador

Kenny is in his 60th year of service to Roberson Funeral Home. He remembers as a young boy getting of the school bus here and going to work for Jim Bob Osman. Thinking back he laughs over learning how to drive in a 1962 Ford flower van. 

He is a graduate of McKell High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and is retired from the North American Refactories. 

He is the current Chief of the South Shore Volunteer Fire Department, where he has served them for 60 years as well. 

He is the son of the late Paul and Darlene Taylor. Kenny and his wife Debbie have one son Justin and their daughter-in-law, Mary, along with a granddaughter, Lexie, that they love spending time with. 

James R. Osman

James R. Osman

Funeral Director & Embalmer

James R. (Jim Bob) Osman, 83, of South Shore, Kentucky, passed away peacefully at his home, Oct. 19, 2019. He was born in Manchester, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1935, a son of the late Laurel Osman and Doris Queen Osman. Jim Bob was owner/operator of the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky since 1958, member of the Sunshine United Methodist Church, board member of First and Peoples Bank and Trust, member of the Gideon’s International, member of the South Shore Volunteer Fire Dept. and South Shore Rotary Club. He loved buying and selling cows at the Flemingsburg stockyard and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Jim Bob attended Morehead State University, Graduated from Kentucky School of Embalming in 1956.

Preceded in death besides his parents are one brother, Jack Osman.

Surviving are his wife, Melba Buck Osman to whom he married in 1955, after meeting her at Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky, four daughters, Melodi Stamper of Dallas,Texas, Mala (Jeff) Munn of Elgin, South Carolina, Marisa Osman, Millicent Osman, one son, Jimbo (Kim) Osman all of South Shore, Kentucky, six grandchildren, Lauren Ommanney, Lindsay Eichler, Madison Thomas, Bo (Lauren) Osman, Ben and Zack Osman.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at the Sunshine United Methodist Church with Rev. Norman Potter and Rev. Ken Southgate, officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis County Memory Gardens, Black Oak,Kentucky. Friends may call at the Sunshine United Methodist Church from 12 p.m till 8 p.m. on Monday Oct. 21, 2019 and from 11 a.m. till the Funeral hour on Tuesday. Serving as Pallbearers with be his friends, Pete Peveto, Phil Brown, Raymond Lawson, Kenny Taylor, Jim Timberlake and Bill Bentley.

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Roberson Funeral Home
400 Main Street
| South Shore, KY 41175
Tel: 606-932-3121
| Fax: 606-932-4690


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