Marvin Joseph Ogle`

Born in Watertown, TN on February 19, 1920

Departed on March 15, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Marvin Joseph Ogle, 98, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born February 19, 1920 in Watertown, TN, he was the son of the late Claude and Lottie (Wilkerson) Ogle. Marvin was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Mitchell) Ogle. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Judy McKenzie and son-in-law, Lance McKenzie; his grandson, Shawn McKenzie and wife Kristen and their children (his great-grandchildren), Mya McKenzie and Brice McKenzie. A World War Two veteran, philosopher, teacher, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, friend, Muleskinner and one heck of a snazzy dresser. Marvin enlisted in the US Navy in January of 1940. He was a proud and decorated veteran spending much of World War II in the pacific aboard the destroyer USS Waldron as a machinist mate, second class. Marvin was also an avid trapper and hunter who loved the outdoors. He was retired as an engineer for the State of TN. As a young man he had apprenticed in a furniture factory where he developed considerable skills in the manufacture of furniture. The family still has several pieces he made which have become cherished heirlooms. Marvin and his late wife moved to Goodlettsville in 1950 and lived their entire lives in that first home. Known for his big heart and never met a stranger. He also loved to dress and enjoyed wearing his stylish hats. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville. A Life Celebration Service will be held at the funeral home at 1 PM followed by interment in the Gallatin City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

5 Comments to Marvin Joseph Ogle`

  1. Carl Johnson
    March 16, 2018 7:15 pm

    I remember Mr. Ogle. . . He was a kind, friendly gentleman. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Mike Allen
    March 17, 2018 6:42 pm

    Judy/Lance,
    So sorry that Ann and I weren’t able to come to visitation or funeral. You were/are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Diane Shannon
    March 18, 2018 10:33 pm

    I’ll never forget Marvin! He was a colorful personality and a joy to know. Judy, I’m so glad I got to know both of you over these last several months and please know how special you both are to me. I’m devastated that I missed his funeral, I wish I could have been there. Love, Nurse Diane S.

  4. Michael & Cheryl
    March 19, 2018 2:07 pm

    Mr And Mrs Ogle were class act’s . I enjoyed almost 20 years listening about his life and his military stint in the Navy. Marvin even in his old age was full of spit and vinegar and always in a upbeat mood and a big smile..
    Mr Ogle was a man of his word and a generous heart and I know will be missed, I know I have miss talking with him sitting in the back yard at the farm and listening about his life and times , shoulda put it down on paper.. Mr Ogle often said that coming up to the ol farm was like a dose of medicine you can’t get in a bottle and looking back, he was so right.
    I will always remember Mr and Mrs Ogle for there genuine heart and the rare friendship they showed my family and myself and allowing me to spend the most wonderful 20 years of peace since coming home from Vietnam and for that Mr & Mrs Ogle, I Pray for y’all’s souls and SALUTE you both and also Pray you both sleep in peace until our Heavenly Father awaken y’all to come to him.. Good bye ol Friend..

  5. Jackson Family
    March 21, 2018 7:51 am

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

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