David B. Oglesby Jr., 85, enjoyed a long real estate career

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David B. Oglesby Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 16, 2016.

He was born at Munden Point, Va. on Sept. 20, 1930, to Estelle Freeman Oglesby and David B. Oglesby Sr. He and his family moved to Ballentine Place in Norfolk, where he started his education, graduating from Maury High School in 1948. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. He went to the College of William and Mary, Norfolk Division, for two years after his service in the Air Force, later transferring to the business school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He worked for Behl’s Marine Sales for a number for years before starting his long real estate career in 1961 with Etheridge Realty, later becoming half-owner. In 1964, he and Forrest Barclift opened Oglesby­/Barclift Realty on Indian River Road in Chesapeake, Va. After Forrest passed on, he and James Arnhold became partners in Oglesby/Arnhold Realty. He enjoyed his long real estate career and was excited to be selling or putting together a deal. He participated in many large developments, such as: Chesapeake Bay Shores, Fairfield Forrest, Brighton on the Bay, Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Park Inn on Fifth and Atlantic, Ramada Inn in Nags Head, N.C. and Lynnhaven Bowling Center, to name a few.

Dave was an avid duck hunter and eagerly awaited the season each year, so that he could enjoy being with his many fellow hunting friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor; his son, David B. Oglesby III; two nephews in Crozet, Va., David Riley and wife Cindy, Michael Riley and wife Dawn; and niece, Karen Riley of Manassas, Va.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Community Chapel, 1261 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23451.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Community Chapel Building Fund.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.vacremationsociety.com