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Emmett "Willard" Ogletree, Jr.

July 29, 1946 ~ September 27, 2017 (age 71)

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Emmett Willard Ogletree, Jr. 71, of Smiths Station, AL passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, September 27, 2017 at the Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, GA.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 pm EDT on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with Rev. Mike Koger officiating.  The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Friday.  Everyone who would like to attend is encouraged to meet at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City by 12:45 pm EDT on Friday to leave in procession.

Mr. Ogletree was born July 29, 1946 in Columbus, GA to the late Emmett Willard Ogletree, Sr. and Julia Mae Lockhart Ogletree.  He was retired with the Civil Service and served our country proudly as a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he also served in the United States Army Reserves and the United States Air Force Reserves.  He enjoyed bicycling, and he was a member of Crawford United Methodist Church in the Crawford community.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Delores Westbrook Ogletree of Smiths Station, AL, one daughter, Michele Ogletree of Auburn, AL, step-daughters, Tammy Sinquefield and husband Mark of Moreland, GA, and Angie Trivett;  two, brothers, Don Ogletree and wife Lita of Phenix City, AL, and Eddie Ogletree and wife Lori of New Mexico, three grandchildren, Susan Sams, Kelsey Ford and husband Aaron, and Nathan Sinquefield, several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many caring friends.  Online condolences may be shared at



 Service Information

Graveside Service
September 29, 2017

1:30 PM
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery
553 AL-165
Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856

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