John Billy Oglesby

John Billy Oglesby

John Billy Oglesby, 82, of Hamburg, died July 27, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Oglesby was a native of Sulligent, Alabama and a resident of Hamburg since 1988. He retired from Phillips Petroleum Company in 1985 after 35 years of service. He was a carpenter, a bricklayer and a welder. He was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He regarded himself as a professional bass fisherman and he enjoyed arrow hunting.

Mr. Oglesby was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel L and Lela Morris Oglesby; a brother, Samuel L. Oglesby, Jr.; four sisters, Odette Dollar, Jeanette Reeves, Faye Cannon and Anna Pennington and seven half brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Winnie Craig Oglesby of Hamburg; a son, Don Oglesby and wife, Mary, of Magnolia; a daughter, Sherry Howell and husband, Greg, of North Little Rock; two sisters, Earnestine Stanfford and Laverne Northington both of Sulligent, Alabama; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Eden Cemetery with Bro. Bill Elton officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.