Bruce M. Oglesbee
Bruce M. Oglesbee
September 18, 1944 - September 5, 2021


Bruce M. Oglesbee, 76 of Palatka passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Putnam Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Great Bend, Kansas, Bruce had lived in Palatka for 34 years coming from Iowa. He worked as a pipe liner for a natural gas distributor for 25 years. After moving to Palatka, he owned and operated Hawg Heaven fishing guide service and he participated in and facilitated several fishing tournaments with proceeds going to Haven Hospice and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports on TV—anything that had to do with a “ball.” He was involved in Boy Scouts, coaching little league baseball, and was a member of Francis Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday school.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Effa Oglesbee, and a son, Michael Oglesbee.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Darlene Oglesbee of Palatka; a son, David Oglesbee of Hurt, Texas; a brother, Bob Oglesbee of Norton, Kansas; a sister, Roya Zimmerman of LaCrosse, Kansas; four grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Buddy Lynch officiating.

Flowers are gratefully accepted and memorials gifts may be made to Haven Hospice or Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in Bruce’s online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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