Wayland J. Oliver
Wayland J. Oliver
  • October 22, 1942 - January 11, 2018
  • Paris, Texas

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Wayland J Oliver, 75, of Paris, passed away Jan. 11, 2018, at his home. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Wayland, the son of Jay Reavis & Mary McNeal Oliver, was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Hugo, OK.

He graduated from Blossom High School as Salutatorian of his class and graduated from Paris Junior College with a degree in Drafting & Architectural Design. At the age of 19 he began working as an Industrial Engineer at Superior Switchboard and remained there until the plant closed when he was 51.

On June 29, 1963, he married Bobbie Yvonne Oliver, building thirty-eight years of family and memories before her death on Jan. 1, 2002.

Survivors include two children, Bryce Oliver and Nicole Oliver Dorsey both of the Faught Community, grandchildren; Wayland Dalton Clay, William Davis Cooper and Carly Yvonne Cooper, three brothers; Gary Oliver of Oklahoma, Terry Oliver of Blossom and Kenny Oliver & wife Lisa of Paris, a sister-in-law, Lynn Day & husband Donald of Pattonville along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.