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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Joshua Drew Oliver

May 17, 1985January 18, 2020

Josh Drew Oliver, age 34, of Covington, Tennessee passed away on Saturday January 18, 2020. He was born May 17, 1985.

Josh Drew is survived by his wife Tracy, his two sons; Eli Oliver, Caleb Oliver, his father, Aubrey Oliver (Valerie), his mother, Emily, his sister, Stephanie Grubb (Josh), step-brother, Ryan Speakman, his grandparents; Helen Davis, Ed Gookin, and his life long friend, Digger Hughey (Sarah).

The family will receive friends from 5pm until 7pm, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, with a memorial service to be held at 10am, on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Oliver family.

  • FAMILY

  • Tracy Oliver, Wife
  • Eli Oliver, Son
  • Caleb Oliver, Son
  • Aubrey Oliver (Valerie), Father
  • Emily, Mother
  • Stephanie Grubb (Josh), Sister
  • Ryan Speakman, Step-Brother
  • Helen Davis and Ed Gookin, Grandparents
  • Digger Hughey (Sarah), Life-long Friend

Services

  • Family will receive friends Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 24, 2020

Memories

Joshua Drew Oliver

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Stacy Lavelle

January 24, 2020

Josh Drew was our class clown. However, his humor often came with sarcasm which could really get under my skin. My dad lived one street over, so when I visited him, Josh Drew and I along with others often road bikes or roamed the neighborhood until he was old enough to drive. My first cruise around town in a convertible was in his Mustang, but I don't think he was driving. Actually, I don't remember a time that he drove his own car. When I picture him, I see the white shell necklace he used to wear along with Hawaiian floral print shirts, a fad that he may have even started. Josh Drew was popular throughout middle school and high school, but I never was. Yet, he never treated me as less of a person. He was special because he didn't belong to just one clique or group, he belonged to everyone. With the news of his passing, I can't help but be reminded of the lyrics of a song the Covington High School Choir sang at our graduation ceremony: "And I'll take with me the memories, to be my sunshine after the rain, it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday."

June Oliver

January 23, 2020

June Oliver

January 22, 2020

Josh Drew, So bright, so nice looking, so young to be gone. God bless him and the whole family.

Ashley McClain

January 22, 2020

So many memories high school memories with you. Prayers for your family during this time and the days to come.

Beth Campbell

January 21, 2020

I'll really miss you!

Becky Shankle

January 21, 2020

We will forever miss this precious young man. ❤️

Jessica Underwood

January 21, 2020

We love you guys and our prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY