|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1941|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1985|
Dr. Charles Ogle, a physician and businessman from Knoxville, Tennessee, was a competitor in the NASCAR Daytona Dash Series. He had won at Southside Speedway in Richmond, VA, and had three second place finishes. He was second to Mike Swaim in season points standing.
He crashed while testing at the Daytona International Speedway on 8 December 1985, receiving critical injuries that hospitalized him at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. He died of the injuries eighteen days later on 26 December 1985.
At 43-years of age Dr. Ogle had started racing later than most. He chose to wait until he had the financial stability from his profession so that he would not have the worries normally encountered by underfinanced younger drivers. His talent as a driver became evident in less than two years, and he was looking forward to competing in NASCAR's top Grand National series (the Winston Cup, later called the Nextel Cup, more recently the Sprint Cup).
As a doctor he was a specialist in trauma. He became personally involved in the treatment of Butch Lindley, who had been in a coma from head injuries from a crash at DeSoto Speedway earlier in the year. Thus, the loss of Dr. Ogle was felt as much by the Lindley family as his own.
Dr. Ogle, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma medical school, was buried in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was survived by his wife, Cheryl Ogle and their six-week-old daughter, Crystal Marie Ogle; his mother, Mrs. Era Roberson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sisters, JoAnne Heck and Margaret Campbell, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Robert Ogle of Pratt, Kansas, and Jim Ogle of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Thanks to Steve for the additional info.
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Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Mar 05, 2008
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