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“Rhett was a very special individual that did so much to encourage young people. He gave so much of his time and energy to support young people in the...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Butch Moore - Harris nc

“Brian I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I always enjoyed his interaction with our student athletes at Chase. He as a very personable...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Ann Smith

“Patti, I am thinking of you, sharing your sadness and grief, along with gratefulness for your faith and wonderful family to see you through this....Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Liza Owens - Forest City NC

“lPatti, Brian, and Trisha, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you will be comforted by your many happy memories and assurance that you will...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Kay Oglesby - Cowpens SC

“Mrs. Oglesby, Brian and Tricia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Donald and Kathleen Henson Donnie, Kim,...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Sandra Henson Thompson

“I knew Rhett from Cowpens High and Clemson . He cut my hair off when I was a " Rat " at Clemson . He was a wonderful man who always had time to...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: David Clarkson - spartanburg SC

“Brian, Lindsey and Family so sorry to hear of your loss. I know this is a difficult time for all of you. Please know you are in my Prayers. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Gail Smathers - Shelby NC

“God called one of his greatest angels home. We will see you again in that wonderful place we know as Heaven. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Kay Pearson Sprouse

“Patty, So sorry to hear of Rhett's passing. Will have you and the family in my prayers. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Anne Grant Bailey Spartanburg SC

“Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Jack & Carolyn Grant Linder

“Brian & Lindsey, Sorry to hear of this. Rhett was a special person and will be missed. We have many good memories. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Greg & Debbie & Eric Gerard

“Brian, I was contacted today and told of your father's passing while I am working in Costa Rica. I am not sure if you remember me but I worked for...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Jimmy Sisk - Greensboro NC

“Dear Patty, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Jolene Mode Coyle - Cowpens SC

“Patti,Brian & Trisha, I was so sorry to hear about Rhett. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Clary ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Clary Oglesby - Cowpens SC

“Rhett was such a kind, caring, and encouraging coach. He devoted his time, energy, and heart to his swim team. Chase High School will be forever...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Danielle Williams Forest City NC

“My thoughts and prayers with with the Oglesby family during this time. Rhett was a wonderful mentor and friend. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Tara - Lawndale NC

“Our deepest condolences to you Patti, Brian, Tricia and your families. You have been in our prayers a lot these past several years. I remarked to...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Myrna and Dick McKee

“High School classmate, baseball teammate, college roommate, friend. Good times and great memories. Rhett was always a person of character and...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Ted Wilson - Spartanburg SC

“Rhett - you will be missed. May God comfort you guys during this difficult time. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Julie Byers - Rutherfordton Nc

“Patti,Tricia & Brian. I was sad to hear of Rhett passing. He was always the gentleman and I very much enjoyed working with him. He was always...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Wanda Reid - Mill Spring NC

“Patti, Brian, Tricia, I am carrying you in my heart and prayers. Love, Linda McCurry ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Linda McCurry - Ellenboro NC

“So sorry to hear about Rhett,your family will be in my prayers ... ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: april yelton - Rutherfordton NC

“To the Oglesby family: Rhett was a wonderful man. I met him years ago when I was a manager at New Cherokee. When things began to slow down and I...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Paul Simpson - Belmont NC

“Rhett was one of the finest people I know and a wonderful coach. He set a great example of how to be a great coach and encouraged all his swimmers no...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Dan St. Louis - Morganton NC

“We are so sorry for Rhett's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by all that knew him. Our heart and prayers go out to the family. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Wayne and Angel Maxwell

“TO BRIAN AND THE FAMILY, I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF MR. OGLESBY. IT IS A GREAT LOSS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. MY THOUGHTS AND...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: DEBORAH BURGIN - RUTHERFORDTON NC


Rhett Oglesby, age 68, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his residence.
Rhett was born on August 23, 1943 in Cowpens, SC to the late James Davis Oglesby and Nell Crow Oglesby.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, of forty-six years, Patti Hoon Oglesby; his children, Brian Oglesby and wife, Lindsey of Ellenboro and Tricia Oglesby Pyle and husband, Todd of Forest City. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Christa, Cooper, Lily and Sadie Oglesby and Zane, Brianna, Brennen Kingery and Cierra Pyle; one sister in-law Janet Hoon and father in-law, Chet Hoon.
Rhett was a 1965 graduate of Clemson University and retired as Human Resources Director of Dan River Inc. after more than 30 years of service. He pioneered and founded high school swimming in Rutherford County. He coached the Chase High Swim Team for 26 years and was inducted to the Chase High Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a three time recipient of the conference coach of the year award.
He served as a former chairman of the NC Region C Workforce Development Board, treasurer of Rutherford County Hospital Community Council, Board of Directors of Rutherford Free Clinic and past president of Rutherford County Human Resources Association. He was also a member of Floyd's Creek Baptist Church.