Jeb Lee Ogburn passed into the arms of the Lord on January 24, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 23, 1959, in Gadsden, Alabama to Betty Morrow and the late Erman Ogburn.
Family was at the center of Jeb's world. He adored his wife Dee Ann (Brown) Ogburn, whom he married on April 26, 1986, at DeeAnn’s parents’ home in West Columbia. Together they shared a bond built on love, trust, and mutual support. Their relationship served as an inspiration to all who witnessed their unwavering commitment to one another. While Jeb loved being a father to their two children, he loved nothing more than being known as Popsie to his precious grandchildren.
Jeb had a successful career as an Electrical Maintenance and Design Specialist at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery for over 35 years. He took great pride in his work. His knowledge and work ethic were highly valued by his peers.
Outside of his career, Jeb found joy in various aspects of life. He enjoyed camping with family and friends and was an avid outdoorsman. He had a special place in his heart for the Alabama Crimson Tide. One of his most valuable gifts from God was his remarkable talent for fixing things. Known as the local "MacGyver," Jeb's resourcefulness never ceased to amaze those around him. With his tool bag in hand, and his hardware store in the backyard, he took great pleasure in tackling challenges head-on and helping others. He was a valued member of Columbia Methodist Church, where he spent countless hours working to further the mission of the church and spread the word of God.
One of Jeb's proudest accomplishments was his unwavering dedication to the Boy Scouts. He selflessly devoted many years to mentoring young men and instilling in them values of leadership, teamwork, and perseverance. Jeb's impact on the lives of these young men will continue to be felt for generations to come.
Jeb is survived by his wife Dee Ann (Brown) Ogburn, Mother Betty Ogburn, children Derek Ogburn (Stephanie) of Aledo, TX, and Jenna Coulter (Kevin) of West Columbia, grandchildren Cora and Claira Ogburn, and Evelyn and Annie Coulter and a grandson on the way, his siblings Gina Roden (Charles) of Harvest, AL, and Robin Ogburn of Semmes, AL, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to honor Jeb’s memory. His viewing will be held at C.T. Baker Funeral Home, 643 S. Columbia Dr., West Columbia on Friday, February 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Columbia Methodist Church in West Columbia on Saturday, February 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Old Columbia Cemetery. The funeral service will be available for online streaming on the Columbia Methodist Church YouTube Channel. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Columbia Methodist Church in his memory. Online giving is available at www.columbiamc.org.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.ctbakerfuneral.com
Services entrusted to C.T. Baker Funeral Home
634 S. Columbia Dr.
West Columbia, TX 77486