John Ford Oglesby Jr. passed away Saturday February 9, 2013 at a local hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday February 12, 2013 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. in Eldorado Cemetery.

Ford was born in Austin, Texas on January 5, 1925 to J.F. Oglesby Sr. and Mary Colvard Oglesby. Ford attended grade school at Kaffer in western Schleicher County. He attended high school at Texas Military Institute in San Antonio. Ford served in World War II where he was a Master Sergeant in the 2nd armored Division in the European Theater.  Ford received his GED while attending Tarleton State University and then attended the University of Texas where he graduated with a degree in business. Ford married the love of his life Norma Rose in Dever Colorado in 1953. John worked as a rancher, wool and mohair buyer, and for the United States Department of Agriculture. With his busy schedule Ford still managed to serve on the board of directors for Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers and on the board of Mohair Council of America while still being a member of many various other boards. Most of all Ford enjoyed being with his family and friends on hunting and fishing trips.

Ford is survived by his wife Norma J. Oglesby of Eldorado, TX, his daughter Janet D. Oglesby of Eldorado, TX; his two sons John F. Oglesby III and wife Elizabeth of Georgetown, TX, Scott W. Oglesby of Austin, TX; Four Granddaughters Tara J. Myers and husband Brandon of Texhoma, OK, Rachel J. Hunley of Denver, CO, Christina D. Oglesby of Taylor, TX, Jessica L. Oglesby of Georgetown, TX, Bayleigh B. Meyers, Texhoma, OK, Kynlea N. Myers, Texhoma, OK; as well as many other family and friends.

The family request donations be made to your favorite charity.

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