William JP Oliver

September 10, 1928 - August 12, 2008
William JP Oliver

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William J.P. Oliver, 79, of East Flat Rock, NC, was carried home by special angels to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, after an extended illness.

Born September 10, 1928 in Transylvania County, he was the son of the late William Oliver and Ada Stamey. He was also preceded in death by his son, William ìTedî Oliver, and two grandsons, Kevin Oliver and Todd Oliver.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Arden. He devoted his time to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and strolling through natureís woods.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Lillian Oliver of East Flat Rock; a daughter, Carolyn Phillips and husband, Leonard, of Travelers Rest, SC; sons, James Oliver and wife, Sharon, of East Flat Rock; Steve Oliver and wife, Beverly, of Marietta, SC; and Larry Oliver and wife, Lynette, of East Flat Rock; daughter-in-law, Wanda Oliver, of East Flat Rock; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastors John Saunders, Don Riddle, and Larry Oliver will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 ñ 8:30 PM Friday, August 15, 2008 at Shuler Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the home of James and Sharon Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Saturday, August 16, 2008
12:00 AM

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Cedar Mountain, NC 27812

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  • August 14, 2008
    James A. Osteen Jr. says:
    Our thoughts are with you all at this time. James & Judy

  • August 14, 2008
    Mary Beth Johnson says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members. J.P. always had a smile for everyone. God Bless You All. Sincerely--Inez Grooms, Lorene Blythe and their families

  • August 15, 2008
    Bobby & Joy Straughan says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though we are we are in Oklahoma we just wanted you to know we're thinking of you

  • August 15, 2008
    Mark Elliott says:
    My famly and I are keep your family in our prayers daily. The righteous live by faith.

  • August 15, 2008
    Becky Ball says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, sorry for your loss.