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James "Jimmy" Garland Oliver

December 27, 1942 ~ January 4, 2020

James “Jimmy” Garland Oliver, 77, of Sulphur passed away on January 4, 2020 in his residence. He was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Jimmy formerly worked for W R Grace Trucking and Hercules. He enjoyed dancing, bingo, hunting and fishing. Jimmy loved spending time and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jimmy is survived by his two daughters, Angela LeBlanc and husband Paul of Sulphur and Michele Oliver of Tyler, TX; son, Michael Oliver and wife Kitty of Sulphur; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, John Gordon Oliver of Kansas City, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou Venable Oliver; parents, John Wade and Elva Foster Oliver and sister, JoAnn Marie Oliver Salter.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10 A.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with Deacon Patrick LaPointe officiating. Burial will be in Newlin Cemetery in Singer, LA under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 5-8 P.M. with a rosary at 6 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Wednesday, January 8 from 8 A.M. until time of the service.

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  1. Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.  Always enjoyed visiting with Jim and Betty.  There is nothing like family.  …  I’m glad I was able to see Jim and visit with him this past fall at Red River Baptist Church reunion.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


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