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Levi Calvin Oglesby

July 30, 1935 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 85)

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Levi Calvin Oglesby, Sr., 85, of Oak City passed peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020, into the arms of Jesus after a hard-fought battle with dementia. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley, family members, and his caregiver, Katrina Peele.

Calvin was born in Morehead and moved to Martin County at a young age. He spent most of his life farming and was heavily involved with NC Farm Bureau. After retiring he helped local farmers during busy seasons. He was a life-long member of Hamilton Baptist Church, taught Sunday School and RA’s, and was a deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley W. Oglesby, son Levi Oglesby, Jr. and wife Renee of Williamston, NC, son Andy Oglesby and wife Joy of Garner, NC, daughter, Stephanie Oglesby of Williamston, NC; grandchildren Levi Oglesby, III and wife Jaclyn, William Oglesby and wife Laura, and Matthew Oglesby, Stephen Oglesby, Meredith Oglesby, and Luke Oglesby, and Lauren L. White and husband Chad, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents George Andrew and Abscillia Hobbs Oglesby, and his sisters, Idalia High, Cleo Oglesby, Lorene Kleu and Lorette Hollinshed.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 9226 Hwy 903 in Oak City.  A private burial will be held in Morehead City.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Community Home Care and Hospice at 200 Green St #203, Williamston, NC 27892 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at 5171 Glenwood Ave. #101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Special thanks to Katrina Peele and Quantina Moore, two very special caregivers, and the caring staff of Community Home Care and Hospice.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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August 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oglesby Family Home
9226 Hwy 903
Oak City, NC 27857

Private Graveside Service

Bayview Cemetery, MHC
North 20th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Community Home Care & Hospice, Williamston
200 Green St #203, Williamston NC 27892

Alzheimer’s Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601

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