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CMSGT. David R. Oliver, USAF (Ret)

Obituary for CMSGT. David R. Oliver, USAF (Ret)

May 26, 1940 - May 6, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 76

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CMSGT. David R. Oliver, age 76, passed May 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born May 26, 1940, in Gardner, Massachusetts to Ozi B. and Carolyn L. Oliver. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert Oliver, Jeanne Johnson and Richard Oliver. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ursula; daughters, Carolyn L. Oliver and Pamela A. Fox (Bryan); grandchildren, Nathan, Meaghan and Griffin Fox; and his beloved dog, Winchester.

A 1958 graduate of Narrangansett Regional High School, he continued his education while serving in the military, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology, from Park College. David honorably served his country with a combined total of 26 ½ years of service; serving 3 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and 4 years in the U.S. Army. He retired April 1, 1985, at the U.S.A.F. Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, following 19 ½ years of service with the U.S. Air Force.

Thoroughly enjoying retirement, he was able to indulge his adventurous nature, such as ziplining in Costa Rica and jumping out of an airplane & parachuting for his 75th birthday. He also continued his desire to travel. His goal: to visit every country. Nearly achieving this goal, some of the places he visited include: Europe, Africa, Russia, Central America, South America, Morocco, in addition to numerous other countries. David indeed lived his life to the fullest. He forever left an imprint in the lives of all who met, knew and loved him. His loss is greatly felt and he will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
1:15 P.M.
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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