Oliver, Leonard Lee, Jr. (2008)

Obituary of Leonard Lee Oliver, Jr. ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. Leonard Lee Oliver, Jr., age 82 of Marion passed away Thursday November 27, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital.  A native of McDowell County, Mr. Oliver was born June 6, 1926 and was a son of the late Leonard Lee Oliver, Sr. and Grace Oliver.  Mr. Oliver was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.  He was a scuba diving instructor and a volunteer with the Rescue Squad helping with scuba diving.  He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish and garden.  He loved his pets very much.  Preceding Mr. Oliver in death was his wife Myrtle Hill Oliver and a daughter Joann Brown.

Left to cherish Mr. Leonard’s memory are seven children: Leonard Lee Oliver, III and his wife Bonnie, Terry Lee Oliver and his wife Gale, Garry Lee Oliver and his wife Vickie, Marie Prather and her husband Reg, Bobbie Boone and her husband Donnie and special daughter Amy Dunham and her husband Charles; brother Frederick Oliver and his wife Ruby; eleven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Sunday November 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Eric Grindstaff officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park.  Military honors were provided by the US Marine Corps.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 3, 2008 Volume 14 #4