Bill Ogletree, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at home in Ocoee, Florida, with his
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wife and daughter by his side.
Bill was born on October 29, 1943, in Orlando, Florida, at Florida Sands and Sanitarium now known as
Advent Health. He is the son of the late James T. and Lura Mae (Clark) Ogletree.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Helen L. (Klotz) Ogletree and daughter Jill D. Ogletree as well as his nieces, Jo J. Reeves of Oak Hill, and Leslie Camille (Camie) Bentley of Winter Garden.
Bill loved his hometown of Winter Garden where he lived and worked most of his life. As a commercial
salesman for Ace Hardware in Winter Garden, Florida, formerly known as Bray Hardware, Bill was known
and loved for his personable service. His customers walked into Ace Hardware and yelled, “Mr. Bill!”
Everyone enjoyed the best service possible and left with a smile. Bill was knowledgeable from hardware
to history—especially Winter Garden history.
Bill was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in both the U.S. Navy and Marines. He loved his
country until the very end.
The Ogletree family will receive relatives and friends from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021,
and the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Services for Bill will
be held at Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations, 1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida, 34787.