Robert "Happy" Osborne, a former superintendent of Marion County Public Schools, died May 4.
He was 72 years old.
Osborne worked in public education for 35 years, including 12 years as the Marion County superintendent.
"He was very proud to be called Happy," said Ernest Taylor, who held a variety of positions in Marion County Schools under Osborne.
Taylor described Osborne as a unique individual who had a lot of great ideas for the district, although sometimes those ideas and how he implemented them caused some issues with others.