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Thurman H. Oliver 1932 – 2014


HAUGHTON – Services honoring Thurman, known by his loved ones as Daddy, Paw-paw, Dirty, Grandpa, Granddaddy, and T. Harvey, will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Assembly of God in Haughton, LA. Pastor Andy Harris will be officiating the service. The family will be receiving friends from noon until time of service on Saturday.

Thurman was born in New Boston, TX and joined the U.S. Navy, April 1956, proudly serving his country until December 1960, and later married the love of his life, the late Barbara J. Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Bereesa Jan Puckett; brother, Leonard Phillips and two sisters, Madeline Wilson and Mildred Wagner.

Thurman is survived by his daughter, Jacquie Willhite; three sons, Paul Sprecher, “DeWayne” Oliver and wife Robin and Jesse “Bo” Oliver; brother, Jimmy Oliver and wife Nell; two sisters, Lois Freeman and Glenda Walls and husband James; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Honoring Thurman Oliver as pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jimbo Roberts, Scott Sprecher, Trent Sprecher, Kenny Sprecher, Bradley Oliver, Caleb Miller, Connor Oliver and Frank Emes.

The family would like to express special thanks to the Hill Cross Hospice for all they did for him.

Thurman’s passing leaves a great void here on earth, but the love he has shared with everyone he ever came in contact with will sustain us until we see him again in heaven.

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For we walk with faith, not by sight.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians 5: 1, 7 and 8.

You may share your memories with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.