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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA

OBITUARY

John "Wally" Olive

June 26, 1939September 2, 2019
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OLIVE, John "Wally", 80, of Elmont, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019. John was born in 1939 in French Town St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Olive; parents, Frederick and Anna Olive; his brothers, Alberto, Frank, Mike, Gene, Frankie; and his sisters, Anne, Theresa, and Marie; and his granddaughter, Lindsey Maxwell. John attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of Beaverdam United Methodist Church. John was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather who was also an avid Gardener and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He spent 30+ years as a Pressman with the Herald Progress and Cadmus Communications. John is survived by his children, Bobby Maxwell (Vanessa), Michael, and Angela Mallory (Bubba); grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, and Jordan Maxwell, Joseph and Jessica Mallory, and Kaitlyn, Joseph, Cody, and Cheyenne Maxwell; and siblings, Father Fonso, Maggie, Sylvia, and Emily. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Beaverdam United Methodist Church, 19338 Beaver Dam Rd., Beaverdam, VA 23015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, P.O. Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284.

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  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Olive; parents, Frederick and Anna Olive; his brothers, Alberto, Frank, Mike, Gene, Frankie; and his sisters, Anne, Theresa, and Marie; and his granddaughter, Lindsey Maxwell. John is survived by his children, Bobby Maxwell (Vanessa), Michael, and Angela Mallory (Bubba); grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, and Jordan Maxwell, Joseph and Jessica Mallory, and Kaitlyn, Joseph, Cody, and Cheyenne Maxwell; and siblings, Father Fonso, Maggie, Sylvia, and Emily.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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