This week's crime report for Clay County Florida, provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Dr. Osbey L. Sayler
Dr. Osbey L. Sayler, MD, 81, of Middleburg, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022. He was born on January 15, 1941, the first-born son of Calvin E. and Ethel A. Sayler of Underwood, North Dakota. Osbey attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. Skipping his senior year of college, he attended medical school in North Dakota and then graduated from medical school at Indiana University in 1966. Following medical school, he joined the United States Navy as an Officer, where he completed his residency as a general surgeon. He was initially stationed in Virginia and then Iceland before being stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Following his service to his country, he continued his practice as a general surgeon at multiple hospitals in the Orange Park and Jacksonville area.
For years he advertised about the importance of colon cancer screenings in the weekly newspaper television guide. He retired from his general medical practice in 1992, but continued volunteering his time and medical expertise abroad. He was a very talented surgeon and physician who was beloved by his patients and loved the practice of medicine.
Osbey most recently attended River Christian Church in Fleming Island, Florida. When his sons were young, he was very active with the Royal Rangers programs at Orange Park, Calvary, and Evangel Temple Assemblies of God churches. In retirement, he helped build churches overseas and led multiple medical missions teams throughout Central America, South America, and China, providing health care to those who needed it most. He had a passion for all things golf and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Like his father Calvin, he could build almost anything, and most days you could find him working on something in the yard or in his garage or creating something useful out of an ordinary clothes hanger.
Osbey will be remembered for all the wonderful time and effort he invested in the church and his medical missions work. He will be remembered most for his love of family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Ethel Sayler and his brother Hugh.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Etta (Holmes) Sayler; his children, Bryan Sayler (Sandy Sayler), Mitchell Sayler (Kira Sayler), Erik Sayler (Jana Sayler), Mary Beth Johnson (Charles Raulerson), Andrew Sayler, Rachel Ryan (Glenn Ryan), and Garrett Sayler; seventeen grandchildren, Jonathan, Nathaniel, Emily, Lauren, Linnea, Scott, Jacob, Isabelle, Mikayla, Chaz, Lauren, Juliet, Lila, Eleanor, Kirk, Jon Archer and Virginia.
His quiver was indeed very full and he will be greatly missed.
Osbey, a husband, father, and friend has “slipped the surly bonds of earth” and he has “touched the face of God.” As he trusted in Christ, so we trust he is better off than we are. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Amen.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 pm. Saturday, April 30, 2022 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel. Funeral service to begin at 3 pm with Pastor Garry Wiggins and Pastor Nathan Freeman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to Teen Challenge (https://teenchallengeusa.org/give/).
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000.
Suzanne R. Moore
Suzanne R. Moore of Orange Park, Florida passed away on the morning of Monday April 18, 2022. Sue, as she was known, was born on Friday February 12, 1937 in Juniata County Pennsylvania to Luther B. and Anna C. Fry.
Surviving is her sister Judy Sigler of Dauphin, PA and her children Richard (now Ashley), John, Catherine, David, Terry, Lee Ann and former spouse Richard R. Moore Sr. There are also numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren of whom she was very proud.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Lee Bunn, brother John F. Fry, son Steven F. Moore and pets Lucy and Joshua.
Mom was a US Navy spouse for 20 years traveling from Virginia to Rhode Island to California to Maine to Tennessee to Pensacola to Jacksonville, Florida and finally living, working and retiring in Orange Park. She always made sure each place was a home and all our needs were met and cared for.
Sue was a self-taught seamstress and was well known throughout Clay and Duval Counties for her impeccable clothes and uniform-making talent for many schools and organizations. She also worked for JCPenny and Sears at the Orange Park Mall, then Jax Navy/Vystar Federal Credit Union for many years as a customer service representative. Sue was also a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, supporter of the Moose Organization, and the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists.
Sue was also a great neighbor and enjoyed friendships with Becky, Jim and Gloria as well as numerous others past and present in the 50 years living in the Meadowbrook area.
According to her wishes there will be no service and that her remains be scattered into the Susquehanna River and on her Schell family descendants’ farm in Pennsylvania where she relished her early childhood with her grandparents and many cousins.
In lieu of flowers, Mom also requested that instead of spending money, everyone spend a few moments of their time calling and talking to a family member or friend whom you have not heard from in a while.
Sue will be greatly missed by all!