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Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA

OBITUARY

John Wilbert Oliver

August 20, 1955June 22, 2020
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John Oliver passed away in the presence of family on Monday, June 22, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 64.

John enjoyed working, being with family (especially the kids), reading, collecting movies, history, and puzzle games. He never stopped smiling, joking around, and making the people around him happy. John will be fondly remembered as a family man, an active member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors where he was an usher, a catechist, and was involved with the RCIA program, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the faith renewal family, a participant of the Cursillo, a carpenter, a servant of his community, and an all around good man. He will be dearly missed.

John was the husband of Mona "Mo" Oliver of Welsh, father in love of Alex (Kellie) Roach of Jennings and James (Brent) Roach of Roanoke, grandfather in love of Elizabeth, Morgan, and Jordan Wirtz, brother of Cheryl (Jim) Fontenot of Welsh, Michael (Lisa) Oliver of Youngsville, and Lottie (Larry) Gass of Kinder. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his dog Zoey.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Marie Oliver and his niece and godchild, Anne Marie Istre.

Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm, with a prayer led by Deacon Wayne Chapman at 5:40pm. A Rosary will follow at 6:00pm, led by the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date privately due to the corona virus. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. His final resting place will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Alex Roach, Colby Wayne Badon, Wendell Fontenot, Cleaton Leger, Jim Fontenot, and Eric Fontenot. Honorary pallbearers will be Corbin Badon, Mark Istre, Isaac Istre, and Floyd Istre.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwelsh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John was the husband of Mona "Mo" Oliver of Welsh, father in love of Alex (Kellie) Roach of Jennings and James (Brent) Roach of Roanoke, grandfather in love of Elizabeth, Morgan, and Jordan Wirtz, brother of Cheryl (Jim) Fontenot of Welsh, Michael (Lisa) Oliver of Youngsville, and Lottie (Larry) Gass of Kinder. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his dog Zoey.


    John was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Marie Oliver and his niece and godchild, Anne Marie Istre.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Memories

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Becky Hudson

June 25, 2020

My first memory of John was 7th grade home room. Roanoke High School closed in the mid 60’s and reopened as Welsh Roanoke Junior High in 1968. He was polite, kind and talented! But it was that smile of his which lit up the room we all remember.
To watch John mature, see him give of himself to God, his family and our community was not always an easy path. But he persevered and we are all better because his path crossed ours, God bless you, John. Heaven has opened its gates welcoming you to your eternal home!

RICKI Lonidier

June 24, 2020

I met Mr.John from my ex that worked with him. He always had a smile on his face and was always laughing...Me and trod went to his house to have super with him and his wife, followed by lots of laughter after we all ate.....

Barbara Kowalski

June 23, 2020

I am shocked to hear of John’s death. I never met John that I didn’t get a Hugh smile and “happy to see you Barbara”.
To his family, I will be praying for you and for John’s meeting with Jesus and Mary.
Sincerely,
Barbara Wilkinson Kowalski

Mary Salassi Scotter

June 23, 2020

I also grew up with John & he was a wonderful classmate & friend. What I will always cherish most, though, is the respect, compassion & love that John & Mona shared with my Mom & Dad as they grew older. They were both always so kind & thoughtful to them! While I was far away from home, Mom & Dad were so proud & grateful to have them as neighbors & friends. John always stopped by when he saw us visiting at home & always shared such great stories with me about doing carpentry or KC work with my dad. He is was a humble, generous & kind person. Keeping Mona & all of the family in my prayers! 🙏😘💔

Fay Stebbins

June 23, 2020

I will never forget you. You were always calm and gentle while we were growing up and I was the complete opposite. I have fond memories of us growing up as close as brother and sister. You gave it a good fight, now it’s time to go meet our family. I’ll meet up with you one day and I’ll still be the mean cousin. RIP John, I love you Mo, thank you for making him so happy. May God bring you comfort honey. Love Sandy, (the mean cousin)

Gilbert Deshotel

June 23, 2020

I grew up with John. You couldn’t ask for a nicer guy. I was sad to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family.

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