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John L. Oliver

Obituary for John L. Oliver

November 28, 1946 - February 11, 2017
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 70


John L. Oliver passed away February 11, 2017 in the arms of his loving wife. John was born on November 28th, 1946 to the late Jess and Mary Boswell Oliver. John graduated from Owensboro High School in 1964. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Western Kentucky University. John began teaching at Utica Middle School and later taught English, government, history, and theater at Apollo High School. After seven years of teaching, he operated his own business, Camelot Marketing, for 37 years. John was a member of First Baptist Church and the Ordinary Men's Sunday School Class. John loved his family, but also found enjoyment on the driving range and fairways of the Owensboro Country Club. He was an avid reader, speaker, boat captain and friend to all that knew him. He was a good listener and witty with a flair for the dramatic. John told great stories, gave wonderful advice, and enjoyed sharing bits of trivia that only he seemed to know.

John was preceded in death by his brother, Dana Oliver.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Carrie Bredar Oliver; daughter, Jamie Oliver Jackson and her husband Cliff of Owensboro; son, John Michael Oliver and his wife Hannah of Louisville; grandchildren, Paisley Oliver, Teagan Oliver and Caroline Jackson; sister, Susan Oliver of Austin, TX ; brother, Michael Oliver of Thailand; nieces, Trish, Jenny, Scheva, and Raegan; mother-in-law, Wilma Bredar of Owensboro; brother-in-law, James (Jamie) Bredar and his wife Sallie of Danville; and a large, loving extended family.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Dream Riders of Kentucky, Inc., or Daviess County Animal Shelter.

A memorial service for John will be held at Noon Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Wesley Dunn of First Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday. 

The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • First Baptist Church Building Fund
    230 J.R. Miller Boulevard
    Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Daviess County Animal Shelter
    2620 Calhoun Road
    Owensboro, KY 42301

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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