Harless Marlin Oglesby, Sr., age 87

Harless Marlin Oglesby, Sr., age 87

Posted on March 16, 2020

Harless Marlin Oglesby, Sr., age 87, a resident of Foreman, Arkansas died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Pleasant Manor in Ashdown, Arkansas.

He was born March 17, 1932, in Arkinda, Arkansas. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran and served during the Korea Conflict. He was a master barber, logger & sawmill owner, he worked in jail ministry, was a  minister at Saratoga Baptist Church for 15 years,  was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winthrop, Arkansas where he was associate pastor, pastor and song leader for 20 years.    

Mr. Oglesby was preceded in death by his parents, William Austin and Junie Ethel Ridge Oglesby; one granddaughter, Joy Southerland; five brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Sandra Wade Oglesby; one son and daughter-in-law, Marlin Oglesby, Jr. and Emily of Fouke, AR; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and Dean Jones of Winthrop, Arkansas and Leita Southerland of Tyler, Texas; one sister, Norma Franklin of Hot Springs Village, AR; seven grandchildren, Ben Southerland, Kay Dea Carrell, Jacob Southerland, Jared Jones, Meagan Anderson, Austin Oglesby and Sara Oglesby; 11 great-grandchildren, a  number of nieces and nephews; special friends, Freddie “Wiggie” Tallant, David Boyd and Ricky Southerland  and many friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Oglesby will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the First Baptist Church in Winthrop, Arkansas with Marlin Oglesby, Jr., Dean Jones, Austin Oglesby, and Audie Dawson officiating.  Burial will follow in Piney Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday before the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 713 De Queen, AR 71832.

You may leave a condolence on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com


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