Robert “Bob” Ogletree

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Robert “Bob” Ogletree, age 86, passed away on Dec. 2, 2022 at his home after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents Clarence and Mary Ogletree. A few years later, the family moved to Batavia, Ohio where he was raised.

Bob married the lovely Elizabeth “Betty” Yvonne Dorsey on December 6, 1958 and to this union, two daughters were born, Glendal (Ogletree) Jones and Robin (Ogletree) Wilson. Bob joined the United States Air Force (USAF), and served his country 22 years before retiring. His family was always with him. The family moved to Columbus, Ohio where he worked at the Defense Supply Center Columbus, (DSCC), for 24 years before retiring once again. He was always proud of his 46 total years of service.

Bob joined Macedonia Baptist Church in the early 80’s where he served as deacon, worked with the youth sports programs, and taught bible study. Bob also sang in the male chorus and was the life-time president of the Lenora Young Missionary Circle. He was also a long-time member of the Lott Carey Laymen’s League where he served as the devotion leader at their conventions. He was famously known for always telling jokes and his “Thought for the Day” emails as one of his favorite sayings was “It’s just nice to be nice.”

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Ogletree; his loving first wife, Elizabeth Ogletree; sisters Susan Ogletree, Betty (Raymond) Roach, and Mary Lou (E. Marshall) Bohannon; brothers, Clarence (Carolyn) Ogletree Jr., and Joseph Ogletree.

In March 2000, Bob married Gail Brown Thrweatt, and acquired two more children: Daughter, Ronda Thrweatt and son, Darius Thrweatt.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Ogletree; daughters, Glendal Jones, Robin (Stephen) Wilson, and Ronda Thrweatt, son, Darius (DaLyn) Thrweatt; brothers, Ronald (Donna) Ogletree and Donald Ogletree; eight grandchildren, Daren Jones, Jalen Jones, Christian Walker, Darius Thrweatt II, Stephen Avery Wilson, Amari Wilson, Daniel Thrweatt, Della Thrweatt, and one great-grandson, Caden Jones. In addition, two special nieces: niece/daughter number three Eleese Bohannon-Scott, and niece Karen Dorsey-Knight, affectionately called “George,” and a host of other family too numerous to count.

As a husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and more, Bob adored every member of his family and was determined to share long-lasting memories with all—especially family residing in Delaware—throughout the nation. First and foremost, Bob loved the Lord. His family was a close second, along with a tremendous group of devoted friends.

All gratitude and blessings to those very special persons who assisted in his care: Karen Knight, Shanelle “Misty” Brown, Christian Walker, Ronda Thrweatt, Heather Harper, and all the fantastic people at Promedica/Heartland Hospice. God bless all those who remembered our family with cards, phone calls, texts, flowers, food, visits, and prayers.

Graveside/Interment Service 9:00 AM Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Funeral Service 10:00 AM Macedonia Baptist Church 492 Oakwood Ave, Columbus, OH 43205.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Matthew Kauffman Ogletree

    Although we have not seen each other in a very long time, I love you all so much, and I am very sorry for your loss. I remember when I was young, Uncle Bob came to my parent’s house (Ron and Donna), with the Best jacket I have ever seen. It said Ogletree on the back and had stitching/embroidery of a Big Tree. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I love you.

  2. I am very sorry for the families loss ; I won’t forget Uncle Bob’s kindness , and his warm smile . I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers .

  3. This is from Jim Burton Bob and I go way back when he first came to Columbus played basketball with and against one another when he played for Lockbourne Air Force Base and I think I was instrumental in Bob joining Macedonia Baptist Church where I became a member in 1959 we song in The Mills course and a chance to choir I love the family very close to the family I went to visit his parents and Batavia Ohio and sisters and brothers to me this will always be a lasting memory of the things we did together love always from Jim Burton Family

  4. Anson & Stephanie Turley

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Uncle Bob was loved dearly and we’ll treasure our memories of him. Love you all.

  5. Kimberly Ogletree-Doughman

    Dear Family
    So sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  6. Many blessings and prayers from your cousin Michael Hall Dayton Ohio

  7. Mary E. Davis Bunn

    Gail and family,
    I am sending you my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband. May the love that you shared live on in your heart and praying that God will comfort and keep you all. Rest in Heavenly Peace Deacon. I will always remember your smile and your positivity – it is nice to be nice!

  8. You were a very nice, thoughtful and kind person. Always had a good word for anyone. God bless and now you can rest in peace. Your family will miss you and shed some tears but they will also rejoice in the Lord thinking of you.

  9. Stanford w. Carter

    To the Olgtree family I send my deepest condolences and may God comfort you in your moment of sadness.

  10. Joyce Ross Poole

    I knew Bobby through his first wife Betty. He was a true gentleman. May God watch over you in this painful time.

  11. Thelma J. White

    It amazes me how I feel when a love one passes away. Of you’re sad but then comes joy because in my soul I know where Tree is headed. It’s celebration time family. God is good at all times. Trust in Him and I promise you He will direct your path.
    I love you Gail , my friend and I also know you’re going to be just fine. God bless you and your family.
    All my love, TJ

  12. E Douglas Bohannon & family

    Uncle Bob was a very special person. His love of family shined through his entire life; he was always an integral part of our lives. No matter where we moved in life, we could always count on uncle Bob to visit on a regular basis. His physical body may be gone but his spirit remains. We love you and offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends he left behind. “It’s nice to be nice”.

  13. Dr. Donell Godsey

    Blessed to have known him. I will never forget how he carried himself, his kindness, and his order. He was by the book. Always sharing his wisdom, patience, and gratitude to others. I can see him now smiling saying “I made it, be well.”

    To God be the Glory

  14. Such a wonderful man and a beautiful sprit

  15. Eleese Bohannon Scott & Family

    I’m going to miss everything about my wonderful Uncle Bob. He was literally like a second father to me and I appreciate how he was always there for me and how he continually showed care and concern for my entire family. We send our continued condolences and prayers to the entire family. Gone from this earth but never forgotten. Love you Uncle/Dad!

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