Jack Elmo Oslin

Jack Elmo Oslin was born on November 10, 1928 to Earl and Hazel Oslin in Falls City, Nebraska. He spent early childhood, the oldest of four boys, in Shubert, Nebraska. He graduated from Falls City High School in 1947 where he was an outstanding athlete. He played football and basketball on championship teams.

After high school graduation, he joined the Army, spending two years at Fort Riley, Kansas. Leaving the military life, he knew his next step was getting a good education. He applied for and received a scholarship for basketball to Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, Mississippi where he met his wife, Peggy, who was a student there as well. They married in 1952. After leaving IJC, he went to Livingston State College in Livingston, Alabama also on basketball scholarship.

In 1957 he received his degree in Petroleum Geology from Mississippi State University.

His first employment after graduation was with Texaco Inc. where he spent nine years. In 1966, he moved his family to Richardson, Texas, where he became a geophysicist with Placid Oil Company. He later was employed by Texas Oil and Gas and Lear Petroleum. In 1978, he founded his own business, Oslin Exploration Co. He semi-retired in 2014.

Jack was a devoted family man. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren beyond measure. One of his greatest pleasures was watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various sports: football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, and track. Win or lose, he was one of their greatest fans.

Jack Oslin was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Hod Oslin, Don Oslin, Pete Oslin, his half brother, Randy Meyer, and his step sister, Donna Lape.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Peggy Oslin, his sons, Jack Oslin and wife Heather, Joe Oslin, Jerry Oslin and wife Denise, his daughters, Ginger Oslin Rochelle, and Joy Ostin Sandidge. His grandchildren, Buck Oslin and wife Lindsey, Joanna Mejia and husband Andres, Bill Oslin and wife Chelsie, Dennis Oslin, Rachel Bradford and husband Derek, Katherine Oslin and fiance Dom, Rebecca Oslin, Jordan Oslin and wife Breanna, Olivia Ludlum and husband Brett, Preston Oslin, Cristi Hood, Josh Prater and wife Cassie, and Jason Rochelle and wife Erika. And beloved great grandchildren, Kayli Hood;

Nathaniel, Jonah, and Ethan Mejia; Zachary and Lucas Bradford; and Layla Ostin.

Mr. Jack E. Oslin, a long life well lived.

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