Sammie Oglesby

Obituary of Sammie Oglesby

Our community lost a dear friend when Sam Oglesby passed away October 3, 2017. Sam was born at a CCC Camp in Morganfield, Kentucky on July 27, 1946 to Opal and Thurman Oglesby. He learned his work ethics at a young age. In 1963 Sam enlisted into the Army, he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and from there he went to Fort Benning, Georgia for Airborne training and went to Ranger school. He then went to Germany and while stationed there he worked on the border patrol as a tank driver. After Germany he went to Vietnam then finished serving his county at Fort Lewis, Washington. After being discharged from the Service, Sam went to work at the ranger Station in Randall, Washington, where he met his future wife Phoebe. After nine years working with the Forest Service, they went on to work various construction jobs before moving to White Salmon and started their own business, Pilot Knob Construction. Sam was very proud of his company and the work he did for his customers. Sam is survived by his wife Phoebe of 40 years, his sons Jerry (Jennifer), Todd (Sandra), six grandchildren, one great grandchild and his beloved dogs Boo, Penny and Katie.

A memorial service will be held Saturday October 21 at 2:30 at Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon, Washington. Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of handling arrangements. Donations can be made to Providence Hospice of the Gorge.