James Dennis Oglesbee, Sr.

April 26, 1943 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

James Oglesbee, Sr. Obituary

Obituary of   James Dennis Oglesbee, Sr.

James Dennis Oglesbee, Sr., age 80, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, at the residence of his granddaughter, Crystal Gorman-Oglesbee (Justin Gorman) in Lima, Ohio. He spent the last 4 months under the attentive care of both Crystal and his grandson, Robert Oglesbee with loving support from many family members, friends and the dedicated assistance from the nurses of Mercy Health Lima Hospice. 

He was born on April 26, 1943 to Milton Wesley and Thelma (Richey) Oglesbee, Sr. Both parents preceded him in death.

Mr. James Dennis Oglesbee, Sr. was united in holy matrimony to Virginia Ann Patrick on February 8, 1964.  His loving wife survives him in Lima, OH.

James worked as a laborer at General Motors Corporation for 28 years. He was a member of the UAW Local 211.  In his retirement years, he cut grass, did landscaping and snow removal.  He also worked at the Bradfield Center as a building Supervisor.  He was referred to as the “Granddaddy of the Bradfield”.

James leaves to cherish his memory 2 sons:  James D. (Karen S.) Oglesbee, Jr. and Patrick L. (Juanita) Oglesbee, both of Lima, OH.  1 daughter, Michelle R. Oglesbee of Columbus, OH.  1 sister, Paula Rowe of Lima, OH and 1 brother, Robert Oglesbee of Los Lumas, NM.  13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  A host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers:  John W. Oglesbee, Milton W. Oglesbee, Jr., Ronald C. Oglesbee, and Phillip L. Oglesbee.  2 sisters:  Doris C. Downton and Janice M. Richey.

Home going services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Dennis Ward officiating.

Visitation/Wake services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, December 3, 2023,

4:00-8:00 p.m. with the family present 6-8 p.m.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery

Services entrusted to: JONES-CLARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.

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December 3, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.
1302 Oakland Parkway
Lima, OH 45805

Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

12:00 PM
Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.
1302 Oakland Parkway
Lima, OH 45805

Interment following Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

Woodlawn Cemetery
1751 Spencerville Road
Lima, OH 45805


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