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 Willis Ray Ogden, Sr

Willis Ray Ogden, Sr

Death 17 Dec 2004 (aged 80)
Burial Rotan, Fisher County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17300995 · View Source
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Willis Ray Ogden Sr.

Willis Ray Ogden Sr. died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in the Rotan Church of Christ with the Rev. Mike Ensminger officiating.

Burial will follow in the Belview Cemetery in Rotan under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in the funeral home.

He was born on April 2, 1924. He married Lora Faye Swan on Feb. 24, 1951, in Rotan. He graduated from Rotan High School in 1941 while living in the Dowell Community. He joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He served in the Signal Corps as a teletype machinist. He was in the 3189th Signal Service Battalion in France and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a staff sergeant. He later retired from the U.S. Post Office after 20-plus years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Lora Faye Swan Ogden of Brownwood; three daughters, Marie Suggs and husband, Don, of Sweetwater; Wanda Lemons and husband, Keith, of Brownwood, and Pam McClain and husband, David, of Blanket; one son, Willis Ogden Jr. and wife, Gayle, of Lake Brownwood; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Drudie and William Ogden; one daughter, Raylene Polk; an infant brother, his brother, Paul Ogden, and one sister, Maebell Ogden.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Leukemia Foundation, the Lymphoma Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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  • Created by: Janie Healer Davis
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17300995
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Ray Ogden, Sr (2 Apr 1924–17 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17300995, citing Belvieu Cemetery, Rotan, Fisher County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janie Healer Davis (contributor 46586213) .