Birth Date: 01/01/1944
Deceased Date: 07/24/2018
Jasper Victor “Vic” Ogburn, Jr., of Smithfield and Morehead City, NC, 74, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Born with a bang on New Year’s Day 1944, he was the son of the late Jasper Victor and Bunnah Jones Ogburn. He was predeceased by sister Nan Ogburn Cullman, brother-in-law Tommy Medlin, and his wife of 34 years, Anne Sanderson Ogburn.
Vic was a graduate of Smithfield High School and served in the 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army, both as a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and at the White House. In Smithfield, he served on the town council for 20 years and also as mayor pro tem. He was a businessman, entrepreneur, and a great friend.
After growing up and raising his children in Smithfield, he retired to Morehead City where he enjoyed gardening and an active social life. Vic was an avid historian and prolific archivist and collector. He had a passion for antiques, Williamsburg, and his dog, Coco.
He is survived by his daughter, Boo Ogburn Carver and husband Jeff, of Clayton; his son, Jasper Victor Ogburn, III and wife Blair, of Charlotte, his granddaughter, Olivia Mary Ogburn of Charlotte; and step-grandsons, Cameron Carver of Camp Lejeune, NC and Clay Carver of Fort Bliss, TX . He is also survived by his sisters, LuLong Medlin of Smithfield and Raleigh, and Gail Flynt (Tommy) of Greensboro, and his brother-in-law, Hugh Cullman of Fearrington Village.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 pm at the home of his beloved lifelong best friends, Billy and Clara Wellons at 216 North Second Street, Smithfield. Funeral services will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Smithfield on Friday, July 27 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Barn Rescue (redbarnrescue.org) or to the Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, 4809 Hargrove Road #123, Raleigh, NC 27616.