John Daniel "J.D" Oglesby Jr.

Born: Thu., Aug. 19, 1954
Died: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
Location: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mr. John Daniel “J.D” Oglesby Jr., age 65, of Garfield, GA, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Mount Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor J. Randy Graham officiating.

Mr. Oglesby will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Interment will follow in the Mount Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery

Pallbearers are: Wayne Canady, Randy Canady, Jeff Drake, Mickey Frederick, Ricky Moore, and Larry Hall.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Swainsboro Jaycees and Swainsboro Exchange Club.

Mr. Oglesby was born August 19, 1954 in Millen, Jenkins County, GA to the late John Daniel “Mutt” Sr. and Joyce Clifton Oglesby. He worked at Advanced Metal Components in Swainsboro, GA as an inventory specialist. He was a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Mr. Oglesby was also a member of the Swainsboro Jaycees and Exchange Club, serving as the past president for both. In his spare time Mr. Oglesby enjoyed watching movies, fishing, tending to his pecan orchards, and riding roller coasters.  His most recent project was remodeling his house. He was predeceased by his parents.


One Daughter: Chelsea Oglesby of Savannah, GA

Two Sons: Scott Thomas (Joni) of Tarrytown, GA and Matt Thomas (Kim) of Milledgeville, GA

Three Sisters: Wanda Ullery (Gary) of Garfield, GA, Chyrle Moore (Rick) of Wadley, GA, and Gail Drake also of Garfield, GA

Four Grandchildren: Jackson Thomas, Parker Thomas, Emmerson Thomas, and Millie Thomas.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 1593 Mount Olivet Church Road, Garfield, GA 30425.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. John Daniel “J.D” Oglesby Jr. of Garfield, GA.

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Chuck Moore
   Posted Sun October 13, 2019
Rest In Peace, such a good man, father, friend and neighbor!!!!
Thank you for being a wonderful person!

Amy Waddail
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of J.D.'s passing. Know that mine and Rick's thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the hard times..

Tommy L. Neal
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Know he will be missed by his sisters Wanda, Chyrle, Gayle and his Family and Friends. Praying for God's Comfort in your time of loss.

Rose M Turner
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

Debra Adams
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers for the rough days ahead.
So sorry for your loss,
Deb & Joe Adams

Abby Clifton Veettil
   Posted Tue October 15, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about J.D.'s passing. We rode the bus together when we were in school. He was always a thoughtful person. I remember some boys giving me a hard time
on our bus and J.D. stopped them and was so sweet to me. I'll never forget the kindness he showed me and everyone that rode our bus. He was like a big brother to us all. He will be truly missed.