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“LaVon and Family - I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Buddy. He and I had many good telephone conversations picking at each other. I always...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Eloise Hayden - West Monroe, LA

“Mr. Buddy, was a great man and a great Mason and Shriner,, I was at several parades and shrine functions with him with our Flivvers,, He loved the...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jeffrey Garrett - Baton Rouge, LA

“LaVon and family - So sad to hear of the loss of Buddy. I can truthfully say, "he was a good man". We were very near the same age, him being 90 and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lurline Oglesbee Phillips - LA

“I wish the best for the family ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Armentrout - mckinney, TX

“May the Lord Jesus give your family strength at this time of sorrow. It is bitter sweet, but celebrate because he is at peace and walking streets of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Boller - Manhattan, KS

“The only thing I know about you buddy is you picked a great daughter. You raised her well. God Bless ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Blackman - McKinney, TX

“I never had the opportunity to Meet Mr. Oglesbee, but I heard plenty of good stories from Lori. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oglesbee...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Graham & Robin Kimbrough - Duluth, GA

“I vividly remember Buddy meeting the bus of journalism kids at the truck stop in West Monroe on a late evening.....and bringing the latest episode of...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Jo Green - McKinney, TX

“Ms. O- I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember the stories you use to tell us about Buddy and I know that he was a smart and kind man...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Bade - McKinney, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family. May the Holy Spirit be your Comforter. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Johnny and Ramona Ashbrook - LA

“This might be the best obituary I've ever read. Anyone would know the real Buddy Oglesbee after reading this memorial. What a great tribute to a...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Ann Collins - Princeton, TX

“Dad and I are so sorry to hear of your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Donald & Susan Cain - bearden, AR

“If dad was anything like his daughter, what a great soul he must have been. My deepest and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Fantaski - Apollo, PA

“thinking of you. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: margaret sorrows - alexander, AR


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Funeral services for James Floyd "Mr. Buddy" Oglesbee will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Rev. Butch Pilcher and Rev. John Foster will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. James Floyd "Mr. Buddy" Oglesbee, 90, left his worldly home for his heavenly home May 3, 2012. He was born Dec. 17, 1921, on his mother's birthday in Eros, Louisiana. The retired mechanical supervisor for the Illinois Central Railroad was both a Blue Lodge Mason and a Shriner for more than 50 years. Tuesday, May 1, He celebrated his 69th wedding anniversary with his wife, LaVon at the home they built in West Monroe in 1951. They adopted two children whom they devoted their lives to. No one could have asked for a better father. A train whistle made him pause and then tell a story from his 45-year tenure with the IC and then subsequent work with H.L. & H Railroad Services. Railroad memorabilia filled his home. His willpower and stamina were legendary and inspirational through Stage IV bladder cancer 16 years ago, quintuple bypass 11 years ago and a heart attack last November. He drove his car until last year, push mowed his yard until three years ago and even gave the right advice on plumbing last week. Mr. Buddy rode in parades all over North Louisiana and at the Shrine Circuses as a member and treasurer of the Barak Flivver Unit. His "iouga" horn couldn't be missed. He had been a charter member of the Barak Temple. He loved Jesus, his family, his friends, his Pomeranians, the Shrine Hospital for Children, gospel quartets, the railroad, gardening and West Monroe High School football. Mr. Buddy never met a stranger and always made people laugh. Mr. Oglesbee was preceded in death by his father M. F. "Doc" Oglesbee; his mother Beatrice Oglesbee; a sister Agnes Stuckey; and a brother M. C. "Jack" Oglesbee. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, LaVon Barnes Oglesbee; a son Gary Oglesbee and wife Beth of Huntsville, AL; a daughter Lori Oglesbee-Petter and husband Philip of McKinney, TX. He had one grandson Scott Oglesbee and one granddaughter Karen Fletcher and husband Lucas, all of West Monroe. He had three great grandchildren: Lexi, Jordan and Chase. He is also survived by his sister Helen Lewis and "favorite niece" Wanda Lewis as well as many other nieces, nephews and inlaws. Pallbearers will be Chuck Barnes, Bruce Korn, David Neal, Philip Petter, Ardis Stuckey, Fermon Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Barak Shrine Temple and the Blue Lodge. Memorials may be made to Barak Shrine Temple Children's Hospital Fund, Noble James F. Oglesbee Memorial, 6620 Frontage Road, Monroe, LA 71202. Visitation will be held Friday May 4, 2012 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

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