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Charles Wayne Oglesby, age 83, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Wayne was born April 13, 1929 near Kenoma, Missouri, the only child of Wilby and Cora (Cole) Oglesby.  His natural ability as a mechanic was fostered by his father throughout his childhood and it proved to be a legacy that continues through his sons.  As a young man, Wayne worked for the Missouri Highway Department, Lawn Boy, and Medlin Ford Garage for several years before founding Oglesby Trucking.  Over the nearly 60 years of his trucking career, he logged millions of safe miles and hauled gravel for major projects such as the building of Stockton Lake, Silver Dollar City, and Whiteman Air Force Base.  When he wasn't "at home behind the wheel" Wayne was at home with his family, where he enjoyed working on trucks and cars or doing a little fishing.  With his family at his side, Wayne recently gave his life to Christ.

     On August 28, 1948 at Lamar, Wayne married the love of his life, Joan Dean Snook and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are four sons and their wives, Randy & Donna Oglesby, Terry Oglesby, Jeff & Marvana Oglesby, all of Lamar, and Kevin & Stacey Oglesby of Lockwood; a daughter, Lisa Oglesby of Lamar; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Oglesby, Lamar; six grandchildren, Dillan, Kathleen, Rachel, Shelby, Keaton and Crystal; and a great-granddaughter, Maurianna.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilby & Cora; his oldest son, Chris Oglesby; two granddaughters, Emily Oglesby and Colbey Oglesby.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 23rd at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Hendricks officiating.  Those serving as pallbearers include Randy, Terry, Jeff, Kevin and Keaton Oglesby,  Gailand Johnston, Mike Orahood and Dan Werner.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Oglesby Family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#6 jim jacobs 2012-07-23 17:44
#5 LamarAlan Washburn 2012-07-22 17:23
Wayne and family have been my friends for a long time. I always enjoyed visiting with them when they picked up grain on our farm. I noticed that when Wayne would pick up a load on our farm, he would always drive 2 miles to 71 with the tarp open to blow the grain dust out of the trailer. When Joan worked at Jim & Charlies she always kept me posted on what Wayne and and the boys were doing.
Wayne was always so meticulous. Whether this is true or not I had heard that while on vacation it was time to change the oil in the car and he stopped along the road and changed it. If the change oil light comes on on the way to the cemetery they will have to stop and change it too.
We are praying for all of you.
Alan & family
#4 Lamar,MODan & Bev Arnold 2012-07-22 05:46
To A Great Family. Your Beloved Wayne Will Be Missed By All His Friends. He Took Care Of His Trucks as Well As He Did His Family,With Perfection. We Have Always Been Happy To Say Your Family Are Our Friends. We Are Praying For All Of You.
Dan & Bev
#3 Carthage, MOJohn and Mary Jane Stevens 2012-07-20 20:00
Mary Jane and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. I know we have spent a lot of time over the past few months talking about your Dad's health condition, but what I will remember most is the reminiscing about his trucking days and me telling you about my Father's truck stop running days in Diamond. I know my Dad always use to say, 'he was in the oil business.' Of course he forget to tell the rest of the story about him pumping gasoline and diesel. Kevin, you and your family will be in our prayers, and I am so happy to know that your Dad recently accepted Christ into his life. So now he can continue his "safe miles" of driving that truck in heaven. Take care my friend.

#2 Lamar, MOAlyssa Lair 2012-07-20 17:28
Joan, Terry, Lisa, Shelby....and the rest of the Oglesbys.....Thinking about you through this time and the times ahead. Remember the good times, and know he loved you all. He impacted SO many lives!!! Mine included.
#1 Joplin, MOKevin Cummings 2012-07-20 15:14
To Kevin Oglesby and the Oglesby family I extend my sincere sympathy. May the God of all comfort and peace keep you and strengthen you in the days ahead. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Be encouraged, God will see you through.

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