James Oglesby

January 29, 2016

James “Fat Baby” Oglesby, was born June 6, 1943, unexpectedly passed away Monday, January 25, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 72 years old. James was proceeded in death by his mother, Frances Marie Oglesby and father, Nick Harold Oglesby.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Elaine; brother, Jimmy Oglesby; four children, Terry Clark (Brian) of Beulah, Susie Peebles (Eric) of Pensacola, Johnny Oglesby of Flomaton, and Tammy Wentworth (Duane) of Pace; nine beautiful grandchildren, Amanda Watts, Adrian Cross, Anthony Cross, Ashley Cross, Alec Bailey, Alan Patti, Chad Wentworth, Jacobi Wentworth, and Meghan Oglesby; three step-grandchildren, Tucker Peebles, Jesse Peebles and Wyatt Peebles; ten great-grandchildren, Antonio Oglesby, Kristopher Brown, Aaliyah Smith, Seddrick Smith, Kalvin Smith, Kymani Merriweather, Molly Cross, Abbey Cross, and Avery Cross; two great-great-grandchildren, Kaliyah Oglesby and Kristopher Brown Jr.

James was born and raised in Pensacola. At the age of 13, James began playing music. Music was his passion and he went on to become a professional musician for 60 years. James retired from Bellsouth AT&T after 35 years. He was a past Worshipful Master of The Brentwood Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason. James also was a proud member of the Directors Staff Band at the Shriners Hadji Temple. James was a dignified member of the Warrington Elks Lodge 2108. James was a devoted outdoorsman and his hobbies included hunting and fishing, but mostly spending time with cherished grandchildren, family, and friends. James never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Cross, Anthony Cross, Ashley Cross, Alan Patti, Chad Wentworth, Jacobi Wentworth, Antonio Oglesby and Kristopher Brown.

Honorary pallbearer will be Alec Bailey.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 29, 2016 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Interment was in Sardis Baptist Cemetery in Wawbeek, AL.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.


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