Lee John Oliver

October 02, 1944 - March 30, 2022

Lee John Oliver

October 02, 1944 - March 30, 2022


October 3, 1944, a third child, a boy was born into the family of Lee John and Mattye Davis Oliver.  Where he became “The Favorite” son and brother.  It was a fun and well-disciplined household. Growing up riding bicycles, skating, playing ball in the neighborhood, Lee John was a well-rounded young man who also liked hunting, fishing and riding horses with his Dad, Uncle Willie C and other friends.

He attended school at Dunbar Elementary, Carver Junior High where he ran track. He was a member of the Booker T. Washington Class of 1962.  While attending Booker T., he was very active in football, wrestling and sang in the chorus.  After graduation, he attended Okmulgee Tech where he graduated in the Class of 1964.  

Lee John attended Mount Rose Baptist Church with his family under the leadership of Rev. Theodore Rowland and Rev. A.D. Phillips. There he met and married Marilyn Sue Robinson, who preceded him in death. To this union a beautiful daughter was born.  He married again, Canella Sherrill, and to this union one handsome son was born. After being single for some years, he met and married Mary Cotton. She proved to be his forever partner and has been by his side for over forty-one years.

Lee John was very knowledgeable, experienced and skillful.  He worked for Crane Carrier Corporation, Douglass AirCraft in Oklahoma and Missouri as a Mechanical Drafter. He also worked for AAON Inc. and Boeing where he retired as a Production Planner.  

Life from youth to manhood brings about changes. When you have heard The Word, Believe The Word, Received the Word and Repented: Salvation is yours. Lee John met the Master, JESUS.

He was preceded in death parents, Lee John and Mattye Davis – Oliver.

Lee John leaves on this side, his wife, Mary Oliver of the home; daughters, Sonya Oliver-Seals of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Marshelle Oakley of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Brian (Debra) Oliver of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sisters, Barbara Oliver-Glendale, Arizona, Minister Princella (Walter) Oliver-Combs of Beggs, Oklahoma, Joan E. (Wilbert) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; First cousins, Beverly Oliver-Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Howard Abernathy Jr. of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Five grandsons, three granddaughters, one great-grandson and two great- granddaughters; four nephews, two nieces one of which is Cynthia C. Combs-Hollie who was of great assistance in his care.  And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

A memorial service for Mr. Oliver will be held on Thursday, April 7, 11:00 a.m., at Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church. 

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: April 7, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church
  • Location: 2001 West Newton Street Tulsa, OK 74127 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Lee John Oliver

  1. Pam Elam says:

    My deepest sympathy 

  2. May the love of God comfort you and your family during your loss.

    Love you all,
    Don and Barbara

  3. Rest In Peace Lee John. It’s going to be so different now when I talk to Ollie and ask him has he talked to you lately and back when I would see your truck parked at the Smokehouse. I’ve known you all my life, you will be missed by my family. I will continue to pray for Mary and the family for strength, courage and God’s given Peace to make it through this loss. May the SON shine on your face. God Bless You. 🙏🏽??

  4. Mr Lee John Oliver, BKA, Uncle Lee John, from BTW Class of 62. He will be greatly missed! Always riding by the house blowing or stopping by to check in on Moms and our family. They don’t make’em like him anymore. Thanks for being you Mr. Oliver and May God continue to blessed the family! Rest in Paradise Uncle Lee John!!

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