George M. Ogle, 93, another of "The Greatest Generation," answered the final call Monday, April 14, 2008, in Arlington.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent in George's name to The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Box 1992, Savannah, Ga. 31402, or a charity of choice.
A native Texan, George was born May 3, 1914, in New Boston to Miller M. and Annie Laura King Ogle. He loved his family, his church and traveling. He also loved airplanes, he had fought in them, flew them and helped build them while at General Dynamics and Bell Textron.
George was a World War II 8th Air Force veteran completing 30 combat missions over France and Germany in B-24s and B-17s. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals. He was a member of Shady Oaks Baptist Church in Bedford and served many years as a deacon.
George was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Dixie; his parents; and brother, Claude.
Survivors: Sister, Rosa Lea Cleveland; son, Gerald "Jerry" Ogle and wife, Shirley; daughter, Judy Rich; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 16, 2008.