Jesse "Jack" Quillon Ozbolt
Kingwood Funeral Home
Jesse (Jack) Quillon Ozbolt passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 9, 2020 at the age of 79. Jack was born in Tallahassee, Florida on October 23, 1941 to Bernard and Cleo Ozbolt and grew up in St. George and Walterboro, South Carolina, where he spent countless, fun-filled days playing with his siblings, cousins, and friends.He graduated salutatorian from Walterboro High School in 1959 and attended Duke University on an academic scholarship. After graduating with honors from Duke, Jack joined the United States Air Force and flew 122 daring missions in the Vietnam War. During one of his missions, he was rescued by helicopter from a Laotian jungle with the enemy in pursuit. Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1969, Jack embarked on a long and productive career as a petroleum engineer in the Houston area. His favorite pastimes included hunting, exercising, working in the yard, vacationing at the beach, watching Duke basketball games, following the news of the day, and spending quality time with his family.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sandra; his children, David Ozbolt, Greg Ozbolt, and Amanda King and her husband, Brandt; his three grandchildren, Cody Ozbolt, Olivia Ozbolt, and Maverick King; his three siblings and their spouses, Judy and Larry Kingsland, Bob and Georgann Ozbolt, and Gail and Steve Bolt; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann and Dave Atteberry, Judy and Charles Wilson, Susan Kirby, and Mary and Lanny McVay; his numerous nieces and nephews; his cousins; and David’s mother, Carol Chidlaw.
Jack was a selfless, hardworking, and kind man who always put family and country first, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest in peace, Pop.