Joshua Cade Oglesbee epitomized his middle name (derived from his grandfathers Carl Oglesbee and Tade Knapp); he inherited his relatively mischievous nature from Carl while being instilled with a sense of inventiveness and fortitude from Tade. Josh was born during a spring blizzard on April 9, 1973. This energetic launch to life was foretelling of a unique soul who stormed his way into most everyone’s lives, through friendship, tomfoolery, story-telling, and singer of songs. Not only did Josh like to joke, but he had an extreme sense of empathy and care for those that may have felt disenfranchised.
Josh attended elementary school in Prescott and secondary school in Corning, graduating in 1991. He married and became the father of (Joshua) Cade, Molly and Lillie Oglesbee, kids who he loved more than life itself. He worked in several capacities throughout his life, ultimately earning his primary living as a truck driver. However, his passions were in leisure, motorcycling, car restoration, stock car racing (along with dad and brother), hunting, and regaling others with story. Josh was legendary for recount of his exploits and tales (some tall), and his true gift was being the source of fun and the life of the party. His ability to remember literally hundreds of life moments in colorful detail was amazing.
This big man with his big heart departed this life much too soon on October 19, 2019. He joins those who went before: his maternal grandparents, Tade and Marie Knapp; his paternal grandparents, Carl and Viola Oglesbee. He leaves an empty seat at the table and in the hearts of his surviving family: children, Cade, Molly and Lillie Oglesbee; his parents Dwight and Kathy Oglesbee; his brother Steve (Angela) Oglesbee; his sister Rhiannon (Joe) Cooney; his sister Cherie (Brian) Torresi; Aunts and Uncles: Carla (Pat) Dodd, Blaine Oglesbee, Teresa (Craig) Miller, Jaris (Clyde) Catron, James (Virginia) Knapp, his coon dog Ralph, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and countless friends who all have their precious Joshie memories.