Philip John Olivier
September 29, 1957 – June 27, 2020
Philip John Olivier passed away peacefully on June 27, 2020 surrounded by his family at the age of 62. He was born in Baton Rouge, LA on September 29, 1957. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the highest non-combat decoration for heroism. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and started his own company, Olivier Concrete Services, which he ran for almost 30 years. Phil was a fun-loving man who didn’t like taking life too seriously. On any given day, he’d rather be riding a motorcycle, fishing, or playing video poker. He had a passion for music and often played guitar and wrote songs for his family. He loved his children fiercely and considered them to be his greatest accomplishments. To know Phil, was to love his generosity, silly disposition, and hardworking nature.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Olivier, and his brother Robert Olivier. He is survived by his three children, Sarah Marie Felicienne Olivier, Alexandra Olivier Forby, and Philip Charles Doyle Olivier, as well as his grandson, Preston Jeter. He is also survived by his mother Ruth Costa Olivier, and his siblings, Darryl, Alan, Christy, Mark, and Andre.
He will be laid to rest at the Biloxi National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 8th at 10 AM. Due to the restrictions of COVID19, only immediate family will be able to attend the ceremony. To share condolences with the family, please visit www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com.
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Philip John Olivier
July 2, 2020
Phil was my next door neighbor when I was a kid. He occasionally would babysit my sister and I. I had a terrible crush on him.(I was only nine years old.). He had a head full of wavy brown hair and such a crazy sense of humor. Many years later (in my late teens) we reconnected when I visited New Orleans, and we had so much fun together. A few weeks later he drove all the way to Arkansas to see me. I remember him playing the guitar and singing the silliest songs. He was so much fun. Rip Phil.
July 1, 2020
I remember many years ago when you chaperoned Karla and me through the French Quarter. I wanted to go into a bar because I thought they had mud wrestling and I had never seen mud wrestling before. I got the impression that you thought that was not the best idea, but you agreed to go in. No mud. Not much wrestling. Not a place we needed to spend much time in.
And I remember riding on the clogging wagon for HOURS in a parade with you and your family.
Good memories. Makes me smile.
July 1, 2020
I met Phil when he was 17 and full of spirit and mischief! I remember that he loved to laugh, play jokes on his brothers and ride his motorcycle! I enjoyed (from a distance) watching him marry and start his family. Oh how he loved his family. Phil and I kept in contact throughout the years. He also stayed in contact with my only child, Leslie Olivier Millet, and for the love, support and guidance he showed her throughout the good and bad times, I will forever be grateful. The last time I saw Phil was in February at City Hall in New Orleans. We were both there to obtain a short term rental license, me for one of my properties and Phil for one of Doyle's properties. I laughed because I had to help him fill out the form. Doing paperwork was not one of favorites nor one of his many strong points. Lol. Lastly probably the thing that most endeared Phil to me was the way that he loved and treated his mother (a.k.a. "mudder"). One of the testaments to a man's true character is his relationship with and reverence for his mother. Phil loved his beyond belief and showed it often and in many ways. We will miss you brother.... fly high and rest easy. Terry Olivier