James Bruce Oesting

James “Jim” Bruce Oesting, 73, of Wanchese, NC died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital.

Born in Mequon, WI on August 30, 1948, he was the son of the late Rachel Kelsey Oesting and Ralph Beck Oesting.

Jim was very active, working with Dare County as a sanitation truck driver, Dare County Schools as a bus driver and the Alligator River Refuge as a tram driver.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Gallop Oesting; daughter, Melinda Maher of Manteo; three sons, Dusty Gallop of Wanchese, Aiden Gallop of Kentucky, and Bruce Oesting of Wanchese; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sarah McLeod of Rhode Island; brother, John Oesting of Seattle, WA; and stepmother, Roena Oesting of California

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Oesting.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Twiford Colony Chapel. The family requests donations be made to Twiford Funeral Home to assist with the cost of Jim’s final arrangements.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.