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William D. Oglesby

d. August 6, 2019

William “Bill” D. Oglesby, age 87, of Williamsville, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.

He was born July 28, 1932 in Williamsville, IL the son of Ernest and Mary Ruth Mullikin Oglesby.

Bill married Jean Mann on July 14, 1951 in Pocahontus, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; four sons, Craig (wife Karen A.), Bruce (wife Karen T.), Clinton (wife Jayme) all of Williamsville, and Doug Oglesby of El Paso, TX; fifteen grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill is preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Ernie, Joe; and a sister, Margaret Poe.

He served as a Staff Sargent for the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict, earning a Purple Heart and several other medals.

Bill loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them.

He was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

Cremation rites will be accorded and graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Williamsville Library, Williamsville Garden Club, or charity of choice.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Doug, my condolences on the passing of your father, it is bad to hear about your loss, and may good give the strength and peace that you seek.

  2. Sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s death. At same time he is with Jesus now and no more sickness. God bless you Aunt Jean and my cousins during this time.


  3. Sort to hear of your loss condolences to all

  4. Sending caring sympathies to you and your family at this time of loss.

    Please tell you mother/family I am thankful for your dad’s military service and the sacrifices he, and your entire family made in fighting for/defending our freedoms.

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