OBITUARY

Jimmy D. Oliver

January 31, 1944February 2, 2021

James (Jimmy) Oliver, went home to walk in the gardens of Heaven February 2, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Quitman Arkansas, January 31, 1944 to William Riley and Tommie Clarice Oliver. At the age of 5 he and his family moved to Bauxite. Jimmy graduated Bauxite High School in 1962 and joined Reynold's Metal Company in 1963. He was later drafted to the Army and served in Vietnam. Jim often spoke of the "comradery" he experienced while there and the impact it had upon his life. On his return, he continued with Reynold's in the electric department and retired in 1987 when the plant closed. Jimmy was a "swapper and a trader" and was often on his backhoe or bulldozer. He loved nature and his long walks with God. Jim was as avid outdoorsman and hunter. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Doug Oliver, and a brother-in-law Felix Childress. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Velma Bellinger (James), Marilyn Childress, sister-in-law Doris Oliver, George Oliver (Ursula), Tommy Oliver (Sharon) He is also survived by his two children, Ron Oliver and wife Audrey, and his daughter Rhonda Oliver Hixon and husband Shane. His grandchildren were his pride and joy: Mathew Cooper (Brandy), Kayla Cooper Robbins (Matthew), Jessie Oliver, and Garret Oliver. Jim's great-granddaughters, Mattie Faye Cooper and Daisy Grace Robbins were the light of his life. Jimmy will be missed by many nieces and nephews, life-long friends, and his community. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jessie and Garret Oliver and Mathew Cooper, son-in-law Shane Hixon, nephew Randy Childress, friends Mr. Ed Loftis and Marcy Livingston. Services will be officiated by Brother Mike Titsworth and held at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery Tuesday, February 9th, at 11:00 am.

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Randy and Kathy (Ramsey) Brown

February 6, 2021

Randy has such great memories of growing up together in Mt. Olive. Kathy still has a knot on her head from his graduation ring. We both are missing a good friend and another veteran gone.

Norma Cagle

February 6, 2021

So many sweet memories of growing up in a family filled with love. Our grandparents, Thadeous and Maybelle Oliver were the center of our world and the many hours all of the grandchildren, played and laughed together. I’ll never forget our times together. My thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends! Love to one of my favorite cousins! Norma Furr Cagle

Kay Collins

February 6, 2021

Troy and I are saddened by Jimmy's passing but know he is at peace. His gardens were always admired and he was such a hard worker. In the past Troy and Jimmy shared stories and he cut firewood for us one winter. He will be missed. Kay and Troy Collins. Praying for the family.

Irv Zeitler

February 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. All our love.
Irv & Diane

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY