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Robert Clary "Bobby" Oglesby
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Birth: May 28, 1930
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 2016
South Carolina, USA

Bobby "Bob" Clary Oglesby, 85, of 193 Oglesby Lane, Cowpens, S.C. went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Gaffney, S.C. he was the husband of the late Carolyn Dell Threadgill Oglesby and son of the late Guy Waters Oglesby and Margaret “Maggie” Clary Oglesby.

He was a graduate of Cowpens High School, attended Wofford College, graduated from Robinson Business School, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Draper Corporation and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was an avid Braves, Panthers, Gamecocks and Broome Centurion football fan, and loved fishing, hunting and farming.

Surviving are three daughters, Wendy C. Oglesby and husband, David Higbe, of Charlotte, N.C., Clary Oglesby, and Leslie Kay Oglesby and special friend, Joel White, all of Cowpens; a son-in-law, Will Sarmir of Orlando, Fl.; two grandchildren, Ian Oglesby Wilde and Parker Oglesby Wilde.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Dell Oglesby, a grandson, Cameron Oglesby White, and a brother, Max Oglesby.

The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers, Karola Wolfe, Joel White and Imani Payden who made it possible for him to stay in his home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Blakely Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Major officiating. Interment will be in Waters Family Cemetery in Cowpens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 160, Cowpens, S.C. 29330.

The family will be at residence, 193 Oglesby Lane, Cowpens.

An online guest register is available at

Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.
Family links: 
  Guy Waters Oglesby (1893 - 1985)
  Margaret C Clary Oglesby (1897 - 1994)
  Carolyn D Threadgill Oglesby (1935 - 2000)
  Bobbie Dell Oglesby (1960 - 2010)*
  William Max Oglesby (1926 - 2007)*
  Robert Clary Oglesby (1930 - 2016)
*Calculated relationship
Waters Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Alvin Oglesby
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39790891
Robert Clary Bobby Oglesby
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Robert Clary Bobby Oglesby
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Robert Clary Bobby Oglesby
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