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Decatur, Alabama - Funeral for Jerry Nolan Oliver, 63, of Decatur will be today at 4 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Senior Pastor Dr. Scotty Hogan officiating.

Burial will be in Douglas Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.

Mr. Oliver, who died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Decatur General Hospital, was born August 13, 1946, in Albertville, Ala. to Millard J. Oliver and Geneva Oliver. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and retired as a Master Chief. He was a mechanical engineer for various contractors in the nuclear power industry. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was a member of Westmeade Baptist Church and loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Betsy C. (Gable) Oliver; two sons, Jeffrey J. Oliver and J. Philip Oliver; four grandchildren, Betsy Caroline Oliver, Lilla M. Oliver, Luke G. Oliver and Isabelle K. Oliver.

Pallbearers will be Joe Bentley, Jeff Cofield, Randy Duke, John Griffin, Bill Shelton and Bill Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Smith, Jim Townsend and Ron McKinney.

Decatur Daily - January 17, 2010



MM2(SS) Jerry Nolan Oliver served on-board the U.S.S William H. Bates from January 1971 to December 1974. He was nuclear-trained plank owner and a member of M Division in the Engineering Department.




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