James William “Bill” Oglesby, III

James William “Bill” Oglesby, III

Gravette, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Death 3 Oct 2009 (aged 87)
Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
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The Morning News
Springdale, AR
October 6, 2009

SPRINGDALE - James William Oglesby III died October 3, 2009 in Springdale, Arkansas at the age of 87. He was born April 8, 1922 in Gravette, Arkansas to James William Oglesby, Jr. and Edith Thompson Oglesby. He graduated from Springdale High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas as president of the senior class and president of Sigma Nu fraternity.

His military service was in Indianapolis for medical research; the team's project was to synthesize penicillin.

Later, he graduated from the University of Arkansas with additional BA and MA degrees and from the New York School of Interior Design.

In 1949 he joined the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture. He wrote and directed the Graduate Program of Architecture. He resigned as Associate Professor of Architecture, with tenure, in 1956.

He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, The Architectural Association of London, the National Trust of Historic Preservation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Society of Interior Design and Who's Who.

He is survived by his aunt Doris Ledlie of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, his niece Debby Coppage and husband Terry of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many cousins.

The family requests flowers not be sent. Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

Visitation will be at Sisco Funeral Chapel today, October 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A private family graveside service will be held at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale on Wednesday, October 7.

To sign the guestbook online please visit www.siscofuneral.com.

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