Blanks W. Oglesby Jr.
September 30, 1937 – June 8, 2018
Blanks Wendell Oglesby, Jr., was born September 30 1937 in San Angelo, Texas and passed away on June 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He attended San Angelo schools and graduated in 1956. After attending San Angelo Jr. College for one year, he entered the U.S. Air Force; retiring 20 years later. Blanks was married to the late Gwen Goodrum on March 3, 1962. He and his family lived in Joshua, Texas. During the next nine years he worked for Aztec Manufacturing in Crowley, Texas; then he worked as a security guard for Winn Dixie for 15 years. He joined a seniors group called H2Y at North Hills Hospital. He also worked for the Tarrant County elections on the Ballot Board for four years. Blanks is a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime member (Executive board member-at large) of the American Legion Post 655 in Haltom City, Texas. Blanks is survived by three children: Beth Sundquist, Lisa Balboa (Joey), and Nathan Oglesby (Cindy). There are 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother- Mike (Phyllis) Oglesby, a sister- Leonore Chambers; one niece, and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blanks Oglesby and by his son, Troy Oglesby. The family will receive friends during visitation on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. A committal service with Military Honors will be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carry the Load by visiting their website at www.carrytheload.org/donate.
- Blanks is survived by three children: Beth Sundquist, Lisa Balboa (Joey), and Nathan Oglesby (Cindy). There are 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother- Mike (Phyllis) Oglesby, a sister- Leonore Chambers; one niece, and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blanks Oglesby and by his son, Troy Oglesby.
- Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Blanks W. Oglesby Jr.
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June 10, 2018
My brother, Blanks Jr. was there for anyone who needed to talk or had a favor...always happy and kind..never a negative word. I have been blessed all these years to be his sister. Thank you to my brother for his unconditional love. You will be missed. Now you are at peace. I love you always..
I will always remember his love for planes. He would come to see me in Midland, TX and we would go to the Confederate Air Force Show together. He proudly wore his American Legion uniform and attend to his duties that were ask of him. This particular time he was to sit the physically challenged children on the front row. Just to see him in action was heartwarming. After the show we walked around looking at all the vintage planes. He knew the name of every single one. We walked and talked for nearly 2 hours. This is a memory I shall never forget.
June 9, 2018
Mr Oglesby was a good man! We had many great memories and times together at Beth's house! From birthday parties to super bowl parties always a smile on his face and story or picture to share. May God be with the family During this time and always.