George “Buddy” Oglesby, 73, of Kingsland, passed away peacefully Monday, May 27, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Patterson, March 10, 1946, he lived in Patterson until moving to St. Marys in 1967. He married the love of his life, JoAnn, in 1966 and they were blessed with 53 years of marriage before death parted them. He was employed by Gilman Paper Company where he gave 36 years of faithful service. He also served his country and state by enlisting in the Georgia National Guard for six years. He was the beloved patriarch of his family and considered a source of sound advice, guidance and stability for those around him. He enjoyed the simple things of life such as drinking a good cup of coffee, eating a home cooked meal or strawberry ice cream and a Mickey D’s Apple Pie. He liked watching TV westerns and NASCAR races, so he could pull for Fords and his favorite driver, Mark Martin, to win. He enjoyed riding around in his truck, driving his tractor and working with tools while listening to Alan Jackson. Of all the joys he experienced in life, his greatest pleasure, and true love, was his family who will dearly miss his loving presence and guidance. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Kingsland where he served his Lord and community.
He was the son of the late George “Tiny” and Peggy King Oglesby. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Oglesby.
Survivors include his beloved wife, JoAnn Oglesby, Kingsland; three daughters, Pam Crosby (Mark) and Paige Barwick (Curt), both of Kingsland and Mandy Linton (Wade), Brooklet; six sisters, Mary Shuman (Stanley), Hoboken, Martha Broyles, Clarkesville, Alene Eason (Sam), Folkston, Bobbie Sue Johnson, Washington, Dale Sikes (Chris), Waynesville and Peggy King (Timmy), Blackshear; three brothers, Donald Oglesby (Angela), Nahunta, David Oglesby (Donna), Waycross and Fred Oglesby (Tammy), Blackshear; 11 grandchildren, Kristin Mole (Mark), Will Mimbs, Haley Bates (Buck), Ashley Crosby, Zachary Mimbs, Jared Linton, Madison Linton, Abby Crosby, Leslie Linton, Olivia Barwick and Luke Barwick; four great-grandchildren, Claire Mole, Caden Bates, Addlyn Bates, and Mason George Bates and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, from the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Waters Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Hospice of Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.