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“Condolences to the family. RIP Miss you Brother. ”
1 of 81 | Posted by: Ronald Thomas - Inglewood, CA

“Prayers and condolence for Margaret, Ms.Olison and the Olison family. He was always Sonny to me determine to make someone football team. Mr. El...Read More »
2 of 81 | Posted by: Gary Waller - Newnan, GA


3 of 81 | Posted by: Gary Waller - Newnan, GA

“My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Olison family. Rance leaves a legacy of giving, love and inspiration to so many of us. People like him...Read More »
4 of 81 | Posted by: Tonya Cooper - Dallas, TX

“Mrs. Olison,I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
5 of 81 | Posted by: Tava Herring - San Antonio, TX

“My condolences to the family of Coach O. He was the best greeter at macedonia. ”
6 of 81 | Posted by: Pamela Wallace - San Antonio, TX

“Our condolences to the Olison family. Rance came to my father Darrell Hogan's funeral almost two years ago. He and Priest Holmes took pictures with...Read More »
7 of 81 | Posted by: Anne Hogan Hardin - San Antonio, TX

“Really a great guy. We will miss him. Praying for the family. ”
8 of 81 | Posted by: Bobby & Sharon Peterson - AR

“Olison Family and Friends, My prayers are with you all. Coach O, you were a true asset to the Cherokee family. Your presence on the campus...Read More »
9 of 81 | Posted by: LaShanda Robinson - San Antonio, TX

“I want to send our condolences and prayers to the Olison family from the Sampson family. Coach O made a big impact as a coach, confidant, encourage,...Read More »
10 of 81 | Posted by: Nikki Sampson-Smith - Del Valle, TX

“Mae, I am so sadden to hear of the loss of your dear husband, Rance. I just heard the news today. I am so sorry I cannot be with you at this time....Read More »
11 of 81 | Posted by: Lola Wilkerson - Universal City, TX

“Our hearts are grieving with the family. Let God be your comforter. We are praying strength and peace during your grieving process.Pamela Isaacs ”
12 of 81 | Posted by: Pamela Isaacs - Schertz, TX

“Mr.Rance was a remarkable man,he will be truly missed. ”
13 of 81 | Posted by: Shelia Thurman - Eldorado, AR

“I miss my homeboy! I know he is now pain free and enjoying his time with to quote Rance "The G Man." I am proud of all his accomplishment, and his...Read More »
14 of 81 | Posted by: Jerry Cheatom - San Antonio, TX

“I was sorry to hear of Coach Olison. I had the pleasure of working with him at Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, Tx. He was a good role model...Read More »
15 of 81 | Posted by: Joyce Hopkins - Richmond, TX

Coach O beaming with pride  delivering gifts to needy students for a brighter Christmas. “Coach O was a giver and taught others to do the same. He adopted Estrada Achievement Center and provided sweatshirts for needy students. He also...Read More »
16 of 81 | Posted by: Donnie Whited - San Antonio, TX

“Ms. Olison and familyKnow that Earth has not sorrow Heaven cannot heal.God bless and strengthen each of you. ”
17 of 81 | Posted by: Reba Thomas - San Antonio, TX

“Rest in Heaven n may God welcome u, Rance u will never be forgotten, u earned ur wings ”
18 of 81 | Posted by: Tammy Martinez - San Antonio, TX

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
19 of 81 | Posted by: Harry " HuB"& Stephanie Hubbard - FL

“So sorry to hear this. Coach O was one of the best coaches in any sport that I ever had. He was our DB coach at Del Valle High School in 85. He was...Read More »
20 of 81 | Posted by: Brian Adkins - Bastrop, TX

“Rest In Peace Rance, You will Forever be in My Heart & Thoughts ❤ ”
21 of 81 | Posted by: Carolyn Harris-Hawkins - DeSoto, TX

“Praying for you and your family, my sister.Rance was very special to me. Much love, Wanda Moody Polk ”
22 of 81 | Posted by: A friend

“My Deepest Condolences to you & your Family.....My Prayers are w/You & Your Family ”
23 of 81 | Posted by: Carolyn H - DeSoto, TX

“Mrs. Olison, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. May God give you the peace that is needed during this difficult time. He's an angel in...Read More »
24 of 81 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Olison, You know how much I liked Coach O -- Worked with him at Sam Houston from 1995-2000, he always had those kids under control in the...Read More »
25 of 81 | Posted by: Nancy Buentello - San Antonio, TX

“PRAYING FOR AND WITH YOU!NABSE/TABSE/HAABSE member ”
26 of 81 | Posted by: Linda Fisher Griggs - Galveston, TX

“My prayers and condolences are going out to the Olison Family at this most difficult time. Praying for your strength your husband was a very giving...Read More »
27 of 81 | Posted by: Frances Roberson - El Dorado, AR

“Rance played an intergal part of El Dorado Days event. On behalf of the El Dorado Days Committee, we will miss his contributions and participation. ...Read More »
28 of 81 | Posted by: Athaline Moore - El Dorado, AR

“Condolences for your loss. I am praying for your strength and comfort during this period of grief. God blessings to you and your family.Mrs. Brenda...Read More »
29 of 81 | Posted by: Brenda W Dillard - Boerne, TX

“Ms. Olison,I'm praying that God will comfort and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time.Bernice Adams ”
30 of 81 | Posted by: A friend

“"The Hour of the Rose"When God chose this special rose He performed another wonderful work, because this rose was, truly, one of a kind! My Brother...Read More »
31 of 81 | Posted by: Marie Andrews - San Antonio, TX

“I'll miss hanging out at the pool talking to Rance about life, universe and everything. Always enjoyed hearing his stories about his days in the NFL. ”
32 of 81 | Posted by: John Catlin - San Antonio, TX

“Rance was my classmate and I had some fun visits with him at class reunions. He was smart, funny and kind.I remember a board game he invented that...Read More »
33 of 81 | Posted by: Adenis Robbins - El Dorado, AR

“May God amazing grace be with your family.We met him last month @ Bethel Black History program .a beautiful spirit. ”
34 of 81 | Posted by: Patricia Gadson-Lenzy - TX

“Our Condolences to the Olison family, We left you up in prayer. May God continue to comfort you. The Ellard Family ”
35 of 81 | Posted by: Henry Ellard - San Antonio, TX

“With hearthfelt condolences to you and the family. Ms. Mae you and coach showed me and my family so much love when we were there during Katrina. ...Read More »
36 of 81 | Posted by: Wilberina Russell - New Orleans, LA

“Mae and Buster you are in our prayers. May God bless you and comfort you as only he can. We Love you. ”
37 of 81 | Posted by: Larry and Myrtle Campbell - TX


38 of 81 | Posted by: Roae Carson - El Dorado, AR

“Sorry dear cuz for the typos-Rance and Karine. Rance is the one I knew as a loving husband and father. I truly am sad and in prayer. Thanks for...Read More »
39 of 81 | Posted by: Fanchette Vickers - Jacksonville

“With our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. No words can truly comfort you, but perhaps they can. We express our deepest care and concern...Read More »
40 of 81 | Posted by: James Mulkey - San Antonio, TX

“Sonnie grew up a hundred yards from my home and was a lifelong friend. He was one of a kind. Rest in heaven, my friend and I will see you on the...Read More »
41 of 81 | Posted by: Roy Bullock - El Dorado, AR

“My dear friend Mae, I send love and prayers to you and your family that God provides you comfort and peace that is beyond understanding. At this time...Read More »
42 of 81 | Posted by: Jocelyn Lyons - Topeka, KS

“Mae and Buster, our hearts are heavy learning the passing of our good friend Rance. Coaching with Rance at Topeka High was a true pleasure. He had a...Read More »
43 of 81 | Posted by: A friend

“Mae,I am so sorry for your loss. Matt and I will keep you in our prayers. May God give you the strength and courage to get you through this time. ”
44 of 81 | Posted by: Mona Lopez - San Antonio, TX

“Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Rance was my sprint coach when I ran track at Topeka High School and boy could he run. My...Read More »
45 of 81 | Posted by: Brock Wynne - Topeka, KS

“To: Mae & the Olison family & friends:Life is but a stopping place,A pause in what's to be,A resting place along the road,to sweet eternity.We all...Read More »
46 of 81 | Posted by: Howard & Annell Coleman - TX

“An Angel whispered to coach Olison, take my hand and come with me, your work here is done.He went away to a placewhere there's no tears, nor sorrow,...Read More »
47 of 81 | Posted by: Louise Carter - San Antonio, TX

“You were an angel on earth so I'm sure you are an angel in Heaven. You were always willing to go out of your way to help someone. You came all the...Read More »
48 of 81 | Posted by: Wayne Kendrix - Los Angeles, CA

“Rest in peace, Mr. Olison. Many thanks for sharing your talents with Bethel United Methodist Church. ”
49 of 81 | Posted by: Marva Duckett - San antonio, TX

“Words fall short of what is needed for your consolation at this time. But Gods blessings of mercy and peace will sustain even the heaviest of hearts....Read More »
50 of 81 | Posted by: Dr. Stanton and Dr. Leola Lawrence and Family - TX

“Sorry for your lost. Your family is in our prayers. God bless and give you strength. ”
51 of 81 | Posted by: Kris & Ruby Collins - San Antonio, TX

“Rest in peace my brother, I'll see you when I get. Juju ”
52 of 81 | Posted by: Claudie Minor - classmate

“Dear Mae & Buster,Our condolences to you and the family. Rance left an endearing mark on my life, and I will always remember his enthusiasm, and his...Read More »
53 of 81 | Posted by: Floyd Green - Leavenworth, KS

“Mae,I was so saddened to learn of Rance's passing. He was such a wonderful soul and will be missed by so many. Sending you prayers during this tough...Read More »
54 of 81 | Posted by: Terri Bratton - San Antonio, TX

“Mae my deepest condolences to you Buster and Katrina. I know there are no words that can give you comfort now but know that Coach O is in such a...Read More »
55 of 81 | Posted by: Cynthia Polanco - Seguin, TX

“Mrs. Olison, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I worked with Coach O at Sam Houston High School. He was a gentleman with a kind...Read More »
56 of 81 | Posted by: Rebeca Rodriguez - Corpus Christi, TX

“You were a true child of the G man. Your love and compassion for your neighbours and today's youth was exceptional. You were a true leader and the...Read More »
57 of 81 | Posted by: Pansy Precious Smith - TX

“I can hear Coach O. say now, as me and wife are walking across the parking lot; "Alright now, who is that pretty lady that you're walking with?...Read More »
58 of 81 | Posted by: Darryl Crooms - San Antonio, TX

“Sending my prayers and condolences to the family of my friend,brother,and classmate.The memories we shared will last a lifetime.Rest in peace until...Read More »
59 of 81 | Posted by: Dr.James Pace - Detroit, MI

“Coach O, as I referred to him when he was my 9th grade basketball coach at Del Valle High School during the 1987-88 school year. He was a great...Read More »
60 of 81 | Posted by: Beto Martinez - Austin, TX

“Dear Mae & Buster,We pray that God will continue to strengthen, comfort, and bless you both during this time and everyday. ”
61 of 81 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Oziea & Shirley (Lee) Wallace - GA

“Dear Mae, Buster and Karina (Teresa&James) very sorry to hear this sad news of Lance; very nice man. On behalf of Mom Frances Lee and family, our...Read More »
62 of 81 | Posted by: Fanchette Vickers - Jacksonville, AR

“To the Olison Family, may you find comfort and strength during such a difficult time in your life. We are praying for you. ”
63 of 81 | Posted by: Marshall & Zetella Bonner - AR

“Mrs. Ollison, I met the gentleman name Rance Ollison, as a youth director, at our church New East side. Rance came to the rescue on many levels, he...Read More »
64 of 81 | Posted by: Carla Burns - El Dorado, AR

“Rance was an amazing man and I was glad to have worked with him this past year. I can not say enough about what a generous and loving person he was....Read More »
65 of 81 | Posted by: Dan Duwe - Universal City, TX

“I haven't known Mr. Olison but a few years but what I do know about him is that he was always looking for ways to help others that were in need and...Read More »
66 of 81 | Posted by: Regina Moore - El Dorado, AR

“I didn't know Mr. Rance personally but I knew the good things he did for the people here in El Dorado Arkansas. Sending a prayer up for his family ”
67 of 81 | Posted by: Sharon Thurman Henry - El Dorado, AR

“Death is nothing at all.It does not count.I have only slipped away into the next room.Nothing has happened.Everything remains exactly as it was.I am...Read More »
68 of 81 | Posted by: Alice Fogle Abson - Mabelvale, AR

“Rip peice my good friend, will miss you. ”
69 of 81 | Posted by: Willie Coggins - Eldorado, AR

“Mae, praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Charlotte Gregory ”
70 of 81 | Posted by: A friend

“Coach, Thank you for everything!! You were a mentor, a father , and a great role model. Your words, that smile, and winning spirit kept me through...Read More »
71 of 81 | Posted by: Artrelle Killingsworth - TX

“Prayers, condolence, and love to the Olison family. We pray the Lord will comfort you and give you strength at this difficult time. ”
72 of 81 | Posted by: Ruby/Elisha Modica - Red Oak, TX

“Mae, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. ”
73 of 81 | Posted by: Dr. Alfreddie Felder - Houston, TX

“Mae, Buster, Ann, Josie and bereaved loved ones,We loved Sonny and he will truly be missed. Remember God loved him best. He was the best giver and...Read More »
74 of 81 | Posted by: Connie Holman - Torrance, CA

“Condolences to the Olison family & friends. Rance spent his retirement involved in supporting charities. He was always thoughtful about...Read More »
75 of 81 | Posted by: J. & Jessica Saucedo - MO

“MY FAMILY'S PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY...RIP RANCE ”
76 of 81 | Posted by: A friend


77 of 81 | Posted by: Cassundra Rester - El Dorado, AR

“Prayers and condolence for the family...El Dorado, AR community will surely miss his presence...may you all look to God for your strength... ”
78 of 81 | Posted by: Shirley Randle - El Dorado, AR

“Ms. Olison, my sincere condolences for Rance's passing. We will pray for faith and strength during this very difficult time for you and your family. ”
79 of 81 | Posted by: Cheryl and James Klein - TX

“Mae n Bubba as I knew ull I'm truly sorry for ull lost, may GOD bless and keep ull, HUMAN , as I called him will be missed, we always enjoyed...Read More »
80 of 81 | Posted by: Gordon Kidd - CROSSETT, AR

“Our prayers are for and with your family. I will always remember when I came to San Antonio to be a part of "The Alamo Breast Cancer Symposium" and...Read More »
81 of 81 | Posted by: Mattie Fogle Carson - Washington, GA


Rance was born on July 18, 1952 and passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Rance was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

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