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Burt Oliver

d. January 11, 2015

Born April 18, 1927, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Burt was the son of John and Verdie Robison Oliver. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On January 7, 1949, he married the love of his life, Grace Turner, at Carlsbad, New Mexico, and they celebrated their 66th anniversary only a few days earlier. He met Grace while in Hamlin working in the oilfields. He went on to found and operate the Fina WholesaleRetail Distributorship in Hamlin for many years. Burt was a member of the Hamlin Masonic Lodge where he served as Worshipful Master a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and went on to become a member of the Suez Temple of Shriners in Sweetwater.

Burt was active with and president of the Pied Piper Booster Club and attended Hamlin Highs sporting events faithfully while he resided in Hamlin. Serving as class parents numerous times over many years, he loved most the role as a class parent for the senior classes of 1968 and 1969. Burt and Grace moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico in 1991, where he joined the Lions Club and once again was very active at the local and state level. Burt enjoyed going to the horse races and for many years worked part time at the race track.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Grace of Abilene, TX son, Tom Oliver and his partner Victor Romero of Washington, DC and his daughter, Reta Oliver and her husband, Steve Rogers of Stamford, TX brother Jerry of California sisters Etta Belle Williamson of Texas Evelyn Baker of Oklahoma, and Elizabeth Bradley and husband Albert of Oklahoma sistersinlaw, Betty Oliver of Abilene, TX Ella Mae Scifres of Stamford, TX and brotherinlaw Charlie Turner and wife Jacqueline of Noodle, TX as well as numerous nieces and nephews that were like having that many more of his own children.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hamlin Cemetery Association Memorial Fund, the Hamlin ExStudents Association Scholarship Fund, or one of your choice in lieu of flowers.


AdamsFosterRay Funeral Home
505 NW 5th Street
Hamlin, TX  79520
Friday, January 16, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Service

First Baptist Church of Hamlin
217 SW Ave. B
Hamlin, TX  79520
Saturday, January 17, 2015
2:00 p.m.


Hamlin Memorial Cemetery
East of Hamlin on TX-92
Hamlin, TX  79520
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