John Oglesbee


In Loving Memory of John Wesley Oglesbee

The world mourns the loss of a beloved soul, as John Wesley Oglesbee bids adieu to this mortal realm. Born on October 25, 1961, in Lima, OH, Johnnie “Guitar” Oglesbee embarked on his heavenly journey on April 12, 2024, in Columbus, OH, with his loving wife Lori Oglesbee and daughter Nieyatta Oglesbee by his side.

“John Boy,” as he was affectionately known, emanated a gentle strength, graduating from Mifflin High School and later dedicating a chapter of his life in service to the US Army. His tunes of joy played on in his love for music, fishing, and the allure of travel. A man of few words but profound depth, he resonated his empathy far and wide, always seeking the goodness in every soul he met.

In 1989, John married his soulmate, Lori, embarking on a journey of love and togetherness that is eternally cherished. With admirable brevity, he cut to the heart of matters, leaving a lasting legacy of kindness and understanding in his wake.

As we bid farewell to a man of honor, a soldier of compassion, and a melody of light, may his spirit find eternal solace in the embrace of heavenly symphonies. Let us remember John not with tears of sorrow but with the song of love that he strummed into the hearts of all who knew him.

May his essence dwell forever in the hearts that he touched, a sweet melody echoing through the annals of time, resonating with the beauty of a life lived well.

Forever in our hearts, Johnnie “Guitar” Oglesbee, a cherished husband, father, veteran, and friend.

John was preceded in death by: John Oglesbee, Emma Oglesbee

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Nieyatta Oglesbee; grandaughters, Naylani Roberts and Janiyah Dunbar; brothers, Fred oglesbee, William (Gloria) Oglesbee; sisters, Donza Bucannon and Joan Oglesbee and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, a testament to the life of this remarkable man, will be conducted in his honor. A Family Viewing shall be held at the Chapel of Peace – North on April 26, 2024, at 4:00 pm, followed by a Visitation at Grace Baptist Church on April 27, 2024, at 10:00 am, leading up to the Funeral Service at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of Grace Baptist Church.

With a heart heavy yet resolute, we applaud Johnnie “Guitar” Oglesbee and honor his memory with a Burial service on April 29, 2024, at 10:00 am, in Dayton, OH, his final resting place.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charmel Burton Carter

    Condolences to the families

  2. James Michael Buchanan, SR.

    John, “JOHN BOY”, you are truly missed already. Knowing you are with the Lord making music, makes it easier.

    May the peace of the Lord be always with you and your family.


    Condolences to the family from your Shepherdstown family. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  4. Sherry & DeShawn Walton

    We’re so sorry to hear about John’s passing, he was a very nice person and friend, sending healing prayers and hugs for your loss

  5. Valerie Jennings

    To the Oglesbee family, I am so sorry for your loss, John will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. Hanifah Kambon

    To my Dear Friend Lori,
    We are so sorry to hear of your beloved husband’s passing. Know that we are praying with you and for you, as you mourn and remember John. Keep smiling as your reflect on the beautiful memories of 37 years, laughing, traveling, and praising our Savior. Be encouraged and ask God to hold you and give you peace. Much Love, Mrs. Kambon in Atlanta, Georgia.

  7. Gary & Shauna Thompson

    Dear Lori and Family, we extend to you our deepest sympathy for John’s passing. May the Lord comfort you, strengthen you, and grant each one of you His peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Gary & Shauna Thompson

  8. Minister Joseph Roberts

    My Condolences My Friend!
    May God Bless You And Give You Peace!
    John Is Gone But Not Forgotten, His Spirit Lives On In All The People Who Heard His Music.

    Much Love!

  9. Roxann Creamer

    May God send peace and comfort during your time of mourning. May your precious memories bring peace and joy for a life well lived.

  10. Barbara J Stewart

    Dear Donza and Joan and the entire family of John our memories of you all go all the way back to the little Church on Innis Rd know as St. Phillips MBC , all the families there shared a special love and fellowship, which we share often, our love and prayers our extended to your family from me and the girls may our Lord and Saviour JESUS the Christ grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding in this your time of grief and sorrow ❤, The Stewart Women, Barbara Crystal, Maggie and Elnora.

  11. The Meade Family

    To the Oglesbee Family, we are saddened to hear about John’s passing. Sending Love, Prayers and Condolences.

    The Meade Family

  12. Stephanie Scott

    The love and memories of my Uncle John will last forever I am blessed to be his niece and grateful for the relationship we shared. My visits back home won’t be the same without him I will miss him dearly and I am finding comfort that he is has no pain and is with God, reunited with Grandpa and Grandma. Auntie and Ni Ni I am here for you and praying for you both and our entire family during this time.

  13. William “Buster” Adams

    Family. I am just now hearing of this very sad news. I pray and keep John and all of the Oglesbee family near and dear to my heart as you all know. May God wrap his lovimg arms around John’s spirit as well as all of you.

    William H. “Buster” Adams III
    Gahanna, Ohio

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