Charles Blackburn Oliver

Graveside services for Mr. Charles Blackburn Oliver of Watkinsville, GA will be held on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery near Duck Hill, MS.

Mr. Oliver, 98, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born October 5, 1923 to Charles and Marrion Blackburn Oliver. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church in Watkinsville, GA. He was a retired Manufacturer’s Representative, having represented three major lighting manufacturers. He attended Mortuary College in St. Louis, MO and served as a Funeral Director for fifteen years. He was an Army-Air Force veteran of WWII, with the rank of T/SGT and a lifelong member of the Winona Masonic Lodge #48.

Mr. Oliver is survived by his two sons, Charles Jerry Oliver and Kirk Blackburn Oliver; a grandson, David Grant Oliver; a granddaughter, Amy Elyse Oliver; and daughters in law, Kathy Jo Oliver and Caroline Oliver. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Kirk Oliver; grandson, Kirk Blackburn Oliver, Jr.; and daughter in law, Carole Espy Oliver.

4 thoughts on “Charles Blackburn Oliver

  1. Mr. Charlie was a great and kind hearted man!! I met Charlie at Rachel’s Restaurant, where I work. He always had a smile on his face and would always ask how my day was. I will miss him.

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  2. Charles was a cousin and dear friend to my mother, Rachel Davis Keyes, and her siblings, as well as myself. Prayers of comfort for his family.

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  3. I first met Charlie in the mid 1950s when he was lighting showroom manager at Stuart C. Irby Company in Jackson, Mississippi. We have had a very pleasant friendship all these years. He was the southeastern representative for three major lighting lines, and I was the southwestern rep for the same lines. So we often exchanges information, especially when Charlie visited me during the Dallas Lighting Markets. Charlie was always so easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about the lighting business. For many years, we have enjoyed frequent conversations. Charlie will be missed. Sincerely, Jack Raley

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