OBITUARY

Joseph L. Oglesby

September 20, 1936April 12, 2019
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Joseph Lewis Oglesby, born Bonita Springs, Florida on September 19, 1936 was known as Joe, JL or best of all Papaw!

He was the son of Gadson and Inez McSwain Oglesby and the brother to 1 brother and 7 sisters. Husband to Priscilla Antonio Oglesby, the father of 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

As a young boy growing up in the everglades, he learned to love and respect animals and wildlife. He especially loved fishing and horses. These two passions would remain active his entire life. He enjoyed being a boy scout and serving his community. In retrospect this led to his service driven life. He befriended a Seminole tribe and became blood brothers with Bobby and Butch Henry whose mother named him Hanacoche; (this means little white boy) to his last day, he still remained friends with the Seminole Nation. Then at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His basic training took him to Chanute Air force Base in Illinois. Later, he would be stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California.

While in California, he met the love of his life. He and Priscilla married in 1956, in Woodland, California. Together 62 years, their marriage was of love and happiness that lasted their lifetime. After serving his country, Joe and his family moved back to the east coast, eventually settling in Georgia. For 30 or more years he worked for Georgia Power in Forest Park and at various power plants. Some of the various plants he work for are Plant Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Baxley GA; Plant Jack McDonough, Atlanta; Plant Scherer, Juliette, GA. Joe was liked and loved by most especially if he made them breakfast!!

After he retired he was involved with many entrepreneurial adventures. He loved his church and spreading the word of God, by showing love to others. There was never a mission project for the church too big or too small. His mission work took him all the way to Ireland. Where he learned there was a castle named for his family. He loved spending as much time as he could in Bonita Springs, FL. He was active in his church life there, as well as an “active listener” at Old Fogey’s. He would sit for hours and listen to jam sessions on the ukulele played by his wife and others! Joe was a good Christian man who loved his family and friends. He loved life and living each day to its fullest. He believed in treating others with respect and serving ones country. He loved to eat with friends, family and strangers; you would never miss a meal as long as he was around. He believed a Mans word was all he had, money, people, and possessions could be gone tomorrow but a Man can always stand on his word. He spoke with everyone; one could say that he never met a stranger!

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Joseph L. Oglesby

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Raquel and Jimmy Lavender

April 18, 2019

We are saddened by the passing of Joe. He was always such a sweet person and a perfect gentleman. He will be missed and we pray for Pat and the rest of the family so God can grant them peace during this difficult time.

Joe Oglesby

April 16, 2019

Joe Oglesby

April 16, 2019

BOB Gramlich

April 16, 2019

John & Kimberly Rexhausen

April 16, 2019

Joe, I already miss you! You and Pat have made deep memory grooves in my heart.
You used to get up early to cut mangoes for Pat and I when I was pregnant with my daughter.
You were a great support when we bowled , a great friend and husband. We need more leaders and genuinely nice people people like you on this earth. You made your presence here notable, so go fly with your heavenly wings and enjoy his glory now! Love you always!💕

Anita Jones

April 15, 2019

I will always remember his sweet demeanor

Valerie Cardone

April 15, 2019

There is so much to say about a man who was truly proud and in love with his wife, so proud of his children and grandchildren and loved the Lord with all his heart. He had so much compassion for the lost and for those who could not help themselves. He reached out to so many in need. He enjoyed helping the churches he attended when he and Aunt Pat were in Bonita. He and Ant Pat opened their doors, dinner table and prayer to anyone who visited them. There is no doubt when he entered the gates of Heaven he was told "well done". I will always remember how much he loved playing with grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews (grand too). He would giggle and spend so much time talking with them and take them outside to walk in his yard in Bonita Springs and his home in Georgia. One of my son's still has a piece of PVC pipe he let him look at eventually giving it to him. His love for Bonita Springs like the rest of his siblings is as much a part of remembering him and who JL Oglesby was.

BOBBETTE KLAASSEN

April 15, 2019

Joe was always such a dear sweet man. He was always so kind to my mother, Just out of the blue he would bring her roses and it meant so much to her. I always dried the roses for her and kept them in a vase. Even though she went home to be with the Lord in 2012 I still have all the dried roses sitting on a table. I never look at those roses that I don't think of Joe and how sweet he was to an elderly lady and how much it meant to her.

BOB GRAMLICH

April 15, 2019

BOB GRAMLICH

April 15, 2019

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Biography

Joseph Lewis Oglesby, born Bonita Springs, Florida on September 19, 1936 was known as Joe, JL or best of all Papaw!

He was the son of Gadson and Inez McSwain Oglesby and the brother to 1 brother and 7 sisters. Husband to Priscilla Antonio Oglesby, the father of 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

As a young boy growing up in the everglades, he learned to love and respect animals and wildlife. He especially loved fishing and horses. These two passions would remain active his entire life. He enjoyed being a boy scout and serving his community. In retrospect this led to his service driven life. He befriended a Seminole tribe and became blood brothers with Bobby and Butch Henry whose mother named him Hanacoche; (this means little white boy) to his last day, he still remained friends with the Seminole Nation. Then at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His basic training took him to Chanute Air force Base in Illinois. Later, he would be stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California.

While in California, he met the love of his life. He and Priscilla married in 1956, in Woodland, California. Together 62 years, their marriage was of love and happiness that lasted their lifetime. After serving his country, Joe and his family moved back to the east coast, eventually settling in Georgia. For 30 or more years he worked for Georgia Power in Forest Park and at various power plants. Some of the various plants he work for are Plant Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Baxley GA; Plant Jack McDonough, Atlanta; Plant Scherer, Juliette, GA. Joe was liked and loved by most especially if he made them breakfast!!

After he retired he was involved with many entrepreneurial adventures. He loved his church and spreading the word of God, by showing love to others. There was never a mission project for the church too big or too small. His mission work took him all the way to Ireland. Where he learned there was a castle named for his family. He loved spending as much time as he could in Bonita Springs, FL. He was active in his church life there, as well as an “active listener” at Old Fogey’s. He would sit for hours and listen to jam sessions on the ukulele played by his wife and others! Joe was a good Christian man who loved his family and friends. He loved life and living each day to its fullest. He believed in treating others with respect and serving ones country. He loved to eat with friends, family and strangers; you would never miss a meal as long as he was around. He believed a Mans word was all he had, money, people, and possessions could be gone tomorrow but a Man can always stand on his word. He spoke with everyone; one could say that he never met a stranger!