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Silver Taps Notification

Richard Oliver '68 September 28, 2020 11:30 AM updated: September 28, 2020 11:41 AM

Richard Oliver
November 26, 1945 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 74)

Richard Allen Oliver passed away September 25, 2020 at his home in Houston at the age of 74. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with Chaplain Larry Holden officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Eldon Steindorf (Roommate), Bud Brown, Chris Fisher, Thomas Downey, Keith Oliver, and Scott Oliver will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Walt Hays.

Visitation with the family will be, prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Richard was born November 26, 1945 in Center, Texas to Olen Bernard and Joy Marie Oliver. After graduating from Galena Park High School, he entered Texas A&M University, where he earned a degree in Engineering Technology, with a specialty in Welding Metallurgy. After a several years of owning a Metallurgy lab, he became an Engineering Consultant, working for many different oil companies over the years.

Richard was a devoted family man, there was nothing more important to him than his family. Being the proud father of his son, Brandon, was only topped by being a prouder grandfather to Drew and Ryan; they were the “grandest”. Richard loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, or just walking in the woods.

Richard had an outgoing personality, enjoyed being around people, and had a great sense of humor. He always treated people with respect, the way he wanted to be treated. Although, he was ill for several years, he never lost his sense of humor and love for those who cared for him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Olen and Joy Oliver; and brother, Olen Bernard Oliver, Jr.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Vickie Howze Oliver; son, Brandon Oliver and wife, Carrie; grandsons, Drew and Ryan Oliver; brother, Jim Oliver and wife, Glynda; sister-in-law, Linda Oliver; nephews, Keith Oliver and Scott Oliver; and nieces, Kara Million and Terri Oliver.

Richard’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the dedicated and loving staff of Fresenius Kidney Center in Houston as they became a special part of their family.

Services
VISITATION
Tuesday
September 29, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Blair-Stubbs
605 S. McKinney St
Mexia, TX 76667

FUNERAL SERVICE
Tuesday
September 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Blair-Stubbs
605 S. McKinney St
Mexia, TX 76667

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