Oliver Jasper "Buck" Ozment Jr.

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HUNTSVILLE | Oliver Jasper "Buck" Ozment Jr. died peacefully at home on July 16, 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama, with his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Susan Whaley Ozment, holding his hand.
Buck was born on June 4, 1947 and grew up in Sumterville, Alabama, a few hundred feet from the one-room schoolhouse his father had attended.
He attended the University of Alabama on an ROTC scholarship, where he was honored as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Mallett Hall Scholarship Honor Dorm, SGA House of Representatives, Residence Hall Council, and Corolla Staff.
After graduation, Buck was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. Susan and Buck married in 1970 and moved to Germany for his first assignment. For three years, they had many great adventures touring the continent, developing a passion for travel that would last throughout their lives.
Returning to the States, he earned an MBA at the University of Alabama and after graduation moved to California. Buck left the military with the rank of Major, and he accepted a defense contracting position as a systems analyst in Monterey. They stayed in the area for 12 years and made many lifelong friends.
In 1988, the Ozments moved back to Alabama to be closer to family. Buck continued his career in defense with ORI and later with CSC. In 2011, Buck retired from Dynetics, a company he loved and which supported him throughout his illness. He was proud of its success and his contribution to it.
He was an advocate for Huntsville and a true visionary in regard to how the city could grow. He served in Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, the Committee of 100, the Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association, the Huntsville Rotary Club, the Association of the United States Army, and the National Defense Industrial Association. He remained engaged with the city and the business community right up until the end.
As a dedicated member of Trinity United Methodist Church, he belonged to the Wednesday morning Men's Prayer Breakfast and the Aldersgate Sunday School Class.
Buck was an intelligent, methodical, and hardworking man of integrity. He took care to teach that integrity to his children, and this was the attribute he most admired in others. He was a loving father who took pride in the accomplishments of his children and happily attended any event in which they were participating.
He was a fun man, and behind his serious demeanor was an offbeat sense of humor. He was also great in an emergency. When things went wrong, he was at his best: calm, steadying, empathetic, and ready to tackle the problem.
Buck is survived by his wife and the love of his life for 46 years, Susan; his daughter, Caroline Pinson Abadie (Matt) of Durham, N.C.; his son, James Andrew "Andy" Ozment (Ragnhild) of Washington, D.C.; and his two granddaughters, Isabelle Pinson Abadie and Eleanor Elizabeth Abadie of Durham, N.C. He is also survived by his parents, Oliver Jasper Ozment, Sr. and Clara Gibson Ozment; his brother, James Franklin Ozment (Ruthie); and his sister, Gerri Ozment Monosky (Jerry Lee), who all reside near Birmingham, Ala.
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 19 at 2:30 at First United Methodist Church in Geiger, Alabama where he and Susan were married. The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m., and burial will be at the Old Soul's Cemetery in Geiger. A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville on Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice Family Care, Trinity United Methodist Church, UMCOR, Rotary Foundation, or . It would please him if everyone signed up to be an organ donor.
Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on July 19, 2014
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