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On March 11, 2017, in Austin, Texas, a fine man of God, Richard (Dick) Hull Oliver, age 94, went to be with the Lord, taking with him the love and admiration of his family and his many friends. The loss of Dick Oliver's kindness, his wisdom and his sense of humor will be felt and deeply missed. His faithfulness to Christianity and God's Word began during his high school days. Dick's devotion to Scripture, his study of its implications, and his choice to lead his life
accordingly led him to help establish the Bayshore Bible Church in Corpus Christi, as well as serving at other churches throughout his life as a teacher, deacon, chairman and superintendent. He served on the Board of Directors of Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. The work of those in the mission field held a special place in Dick's heart as throughout his adult life he gave financial and prayerful support to many Christian missionary organizations.

Richard was a graduate of De Vilbiss High School in Toledo, Ohio. He also came up through the ranks of the Boy Scouts to become an Eagle Scout. He enrolled in the University of Toledo while working part time as a stock boy at Penny's. When World War II began he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to engineering classes at the University of Kentucky and Perdue. He was then sent to Ft. Leonard Wood for basic engineering training. Dick served his country in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan having been assigned to the 808 Engineering Aviation Battalion. In this capacity he assisted with building bridges and roads and conducting land surveys. Dick's dedication to engineering continued after his military discharge. He finished his engineering degree at the University of Toledo in 1948. After marrying his first wife Dorothy, Dick discovered his calling in an engineering magazine and as a result wrote a
paper on traffic engineering. This prompted him to discuss opportunities in the field with a dean at the University of Toledo who encouraged him to apply for traffic engineering classes at Yale. After finishing courses at Yale, several organizations were hiring traffic engineers. Dick and Dorothy drove to Texas to work for the Texas Highway Department where he worked until his retirement in 1987. Dick's professional life included many accomplishments with the
Texas Highway Department, most notably designing the red, white, and blue Interstate Route Marker we see on the roads today. This garnered him a 10 cent an hour raise at the time! His shield design is documented in Wikipedia and can be seen on our own IH-35 in Austin and throughout the United States. Richard was a founding member of the Texas Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, as well as a Fellow. He belonged to a number of other
professional engineering and traffic organizations. In 1983 the Engineering Department at the University of Toledo awarded Dick their Distinguished Alumnus Award. In his spare time Dick enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and oil painting.

Dick is predeceased by his first wife Dorothy who passed in 1994; his parents Charles and Maime Oliver; and his younger brother Bill. He is survived by his wife Virgie Lee Oliver; stepsons, Mark Reynolds and wife Ann, and Todd Reynolds and wife Amy; grandchildren, Kelly Ann Sobers and husband Corey, Dan Reynolds, Andrea Reynolds, Megan Foster; sisters-in-law, Patti Sundbeck and husband Marvin, and Sheryl Prater and husband Steven; nieces, Carol Mather and husband, Bart, Margo Harr, Diane Oliver, Kathy Place and husband Gerry, and Chris Oliver; nephews, Nathan Prater and wife Kathryn, Andrew Prater and wife Meredith; and a host of other family and friends.

A Memorial Service honoring Dick's life will be held at 2::00 P.M., on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Austin Oaks Church at 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78749.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick's memory to Austin Oaks Church, or the Missions Fund at Austin Oaks Church, Austin, Texas.