Oliver was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving 17 months in Korea during the Korean War. He was formerly employed at the Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville and later at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 30 years; retiring in December of 1994. He was a member of the former Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Wellsville and the International Association of Machinists, Moore Lodge 1580. He enjoyed Fishing, walking, drawing and reading; especially his Bible.
Surviving in addition to his wife "Sandy" are three children, Charles Sweet and Ellen Sweet both of Olean and Edward Sweet of Belmont, one sister, Doris Nelson of Glenview, IL as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Mildred "Midge" Moland.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 17, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm at the Crosstown Alliance Church, 450 N. Highland Avenue in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in church with Pastor Jeremy Gorham presiding. Burial will be in the Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Crosstown Alliance Church or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.