Oscar Douglas Begley, 97
Oscar Douglas Begley age 97 of Dayton, Ohio and formally of Pineville, Kentucky and Madisonville, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus late Tuesday January 16th, 2024 at his private residence surrounded by his loving family.
Doug as he was known by most of us was born in Ingram, Kentucky on June 26, 1926. He was the son of the late George Begley and Gertrude Mae Parton Begley. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers Billy James Begley and Phillip Begley along with three sisters Cordie Winnifred Thompson, Myrtle Naomi Burbage and Bobbie Sue Stooksbury.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Mary Green Begley, his sister Sara Francis Morris and sister- in-law Loretta Begley.
Doug was the proud father of four surviving children, Charlene Bollinger of Dayton, Ohio, Deborah Sanders and son-in-law Ricky Sanders of Pickins, South Carolina, Sabrina Wilds and son-in-law Michael Wilds of Miamisburg, Ohio and Douglas Begley and daughter-in-law Debbie Gladish Begley of Hillsboro, Ohio.
Doug was especially fond of his eleven grandchildren Cheri Silvas, Kristie Jackson, Jeremy Arment, Mindee McLain, Jamie Arment, Cassandra Chandler, Joshua Wilds, Samantha Brigner, Isaiah Wilds, Michele Curran, and Jessica Begley and was also blessed with 13 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
He was always interested in sports and played baseball when he was young. He was a 1947 graduate of Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky. After graduation Doug worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a surveyor and was in the Army from 1950 until his honorable discharge in 1952. Upon leaving the military he made his way to Dayton, Ohio where he went to work for the Chrysler Corporation. Doug worked for Chrysler from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. It was while living in Dayton and on a blind date that he was to meet and later marry the love of his life Mary Green. They were married July 2nd 1954. Doug and Mary lived and raised their family in Dayton, Ohio until his retirement, when they moved to a farm in Tennessee. They wintered in Florida each year and were fortunate to have visited every state in the U.S.
He had a happy fulfilled life and was a very faithful Christian always keeping God first in his heart and mind. He was a kind, gentle, soft spoken man that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to give a special thankyou to his two care giving angels Tammy and Holly!
Funeral Service 1 pm Tuesday January 23, 2024 at the Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel 5471 Far Hills Ave Dayton, Ohio 45429. Reverend Harold Allen and Reverend Guinn Green will be officiating. Friends may call from 11:30 am until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Heartland Hospice.
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