Oliver Sweet

January 29, 1924December 26, 2013
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OLIVER SWEET January 29, 1924 - December 26, 2013

Oliver Sweet, born January 29, 1924 in Etta, Oklahoma to James and Annie Sweet. He had four brothers, George, Edgar, Gene and Alva and three sisters, Elsie, Elizabeth and Beatrice. He joined the United States Navy in June 1942 and was honorably discharged in June 1948. He served on various Pacific islands during WWII including the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Bora Bora, Guam, and Pityilu. He was an aviation machinist’s mate second class. While he was on leave, he returned to Henryetta, Oklahoma and on November 26, 1946 he married his sweetheart, Norma Lee Rush at the Nazarene Church. In August 1950 he started working at Tinker Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic. He worked flight line maintenance on many different aircraft. In 1970 he moved inside working on B-52 bombers until his retirement in November of 1980. Oliver and Norma Lee Sweet were married 67 years. From that union they had three children: Jim Sweet, Jolene Lundell and Travis Sweet; eight grandchildren: Christina and Amber, Jason and Jennifer, Sarah and Joshua, and Adam and Amanda; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. They really started something. Oliver and Norma Lee were members of the Nazarene Church in Henryetta and then Chapman Nazarene Church. On November 16, 1986 they became member of the Midwest City Free Methodist Church. Oliver liked time with family and enjoyed fishing trips in the fall at Fort Gibson Lake for many years. He and Norma Lee went to South Texas with friends for many years as well. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, George; Edgar; and Gene; his sisters, Elsie; Elizabeth; and Beatrice; and his daughter, Jolene Lundell. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lee of the home; his only surviving brother, Alva Sweet; his sons, Jim and Travis and their families. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Midwest City Free Methodist Church, 6500 E. Reno, Midwest City, Oklahoma with Reverends Harold R. Bishop and Denise J. Abston officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City, Oklahoma after Military Honors are rendered by a U. S. Navy Honors Detail.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2013

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margaret hendershot

September 25, 2017

Travis, You are forever in my heart.

Laura and Morgan Morris

January 3, 2014

Mrs. Sweet, Travis, and Jim. My heart aches for you. The Sweet family has been dear to Morgan and I since the first day we met. Mr. Sweet will always have a special place in our hearts, and will be greatly missed by the two of us. Morgan and I love you all, and will continue to keep you all in our prayers. I know the Golden Gates had a huge celebration for this wonderful man. He made a beautiful family and each of you are special to the two of us. We loved that man and every one of you. God bless you all during this difficult time.

December 31, 2013

Dearest Aunt Norma Lee and family, Our hearts ache with the great loss in Uncle Oliver's passing. How blessed we have been by your love and prayers through the years. I pray your love for God, family, community, country and the world will become our legacy.
Proverbs 31:23. Ginny(Palmer)Holder/great niece

Brad & Charlene Cheatham

December 31, 2013

Aunt Norma and family we are so very sorry to hear about Uncle Oliver passing. He was a role model to me the way he loved and cared for his family. There is no doubt the angels are rejoicing to have Uncle Oliver with them. God bless you all we love and miss you Aunt Norma

Carol Knowles

December 31, 2013

My Dear precious Aunt, my heart is full of saddness, and words fail me in expressing what you and Uncle Oliver have meant to me.He was indeed a man of few words, but then he didn't need to say much. because we felt his love. And we could always depend on him.. What fun we had at the Sweet Reunion fashion show, with his brief case. I think all of us nieces an nephews claim you both as our favorite Aunt and Uncle. What a legacy he leaves for us. And so many beautiful memories.

Rebecca Sweet

December 30, 2013

In memory of one of God's earthly angels

Angie Ruth

December 30, 2013

Dearest Aunt Norma & Family,
My heart is heavy tonight.... Uncle Oliver was a gentelman beyond words. He made the room glow with his presence. His awesome smile and kind words always drew me to him, he was so pure at heart and a giver beyond words. Momma & daddy could never say enough praise for the two of you.
We are all truly blessed to have kinown him and to have loved him.
Sending big hugs your way, and prayers and comfort for all of you.
God bless you, love always, Angie
Betty & Bill's daughter

Rebecca Sweet

December 29, 2013

Dearest Auntie Norma, Jim and Travis: I am overcome with grief. Uncle Oliver was a gentle, sweet, kind soul and I loved him dearly. Childhood times at your home or at the lake or river are some of my happiest memories. There will be no way to mend the gaping hole left by Oliver's absence. I wish I could be with you. I send my love and prayers for God's peace for you and all of us who are bereft at the loss of Oliver. Becky

Betty Wood

December 28, 2013

Aunt Norma and family, my heart aches at the loss of Uncle Oliver, he was my dearest, sweetest, favorite Uncle, I don't think I could ever put into words how much love and respect I had for him, and you too Aunt Norma, I love you with all of my heart.
Our Love and Prayers, Betty& Rhame

Rita Gensman

December 28, 2013

Dear Norma, Travis and Jim. Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Oliver. We consider it our loss too, as we loved him very much. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

Dennis and Rita