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 Bobbie Dell Oglesby

Bobbie Dell Oglesby

Cowpens, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 Nov 2010 (aged 49)
Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA
Burial Cowpens, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 61281935 · View Source
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Bobbie Dell Oglesby of Kissimmee, FL, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Born November 14, 1960 in Cowpens, SC, she was the daughter of Bobby Clary Oglesby of Cowpens and the late Carolyn Dell Threadgill Oglesby.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Bobbie lived a happy life of adventure and superlatives and was the smart girl who also was beautiful, popular, charming, and a natural leader. She was the cheerleader everyone liked and the valedictorian of the 1979 class of Broome High School.

Her talents and her smarts sometimes made it seem her achievements came easy, but that is not true. Bobbie worked hard at everything she did. She started her professional life at the Wagon Wheel Fish Camp in Cowpens and ended it running her own marketing consulting company. In between, she worked as a marketing executive at three of America's most prestigious companies: Apple, Microsoft, and Disney. When Windows starts up on your computer, the sound you hear has Bobbie's fingerprints on it.

Along with professional success, Bobbie enjoyed gardening and interior design. She led the landscape committee of her neighborhood and was a resource for friends and family on any plant question. Her home was a comfortable showplace that spoke to her good taste and keen eye for beauty.

She also was a proud Gamecock and did her best to never miss a University of South Carolina game. She also liked to fish and once caught a 10-pound largemouth bass, following in the footsteps of her gifted angler father, Bob Oglesby.

Bobbie was also lucky in love and spent the past 17 years with her soul mate, Will Sarmir, who steadfastly supported her during the final year of her life.

While Bobbie's life was too short at only 49 years, she lived her years to the fullest. She had fun and she helped others. She nurtured her nephews and looked out for her friends and family, and she reached out to colleagues, especially other working women.

Bobbie was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church in Cowpens.

In addition to her father and life partner, she is survived by a sister, Wendy Oglesby and brother-in-law David Higbe of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Clary Oglesby and Kay Oglesby of Cowpens; nephews, Ian Oglesby Wilde, Parker Oglesby Wilde and Cameron Oglesby White, all of Cowpens; and her dear best friend, Linda Nicholls of Boiling Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2010 at Salem United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Roye Lynn Kulik. Burial will be in Waters Cemetery in Cowpens, SC.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal on November 7, 2010

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 61281935
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobbie Dell Oglesby (14 Nov 1960–3 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61281935, citing Waters Cemetery, Cowpens, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by David ~ Effie (contributor 47109465) .