Rick was born in Carter County to the late George B. and Anna Lee Taylor Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Keaton Jacobs.
Rick was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was an avid outdoorsman. He had worked as a blue print specialist for Kennametal for more than 35 years and he was of the Baptist faith. Rick loved hunting, fishing, sitting on his front porch looking at his beloved mountains and UT football. His greatest joy was spending time with his beloved and devoted family.
Those left to cherish Rick’s memory include his wife of 30 years, Robin Kilby Oliver, of the home; his daughter, Rikki Oliver and her fiancé, Wayne Jacobs, of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Delilah Oliver, also of Elizabethton; his sister, Georgia Ann Arnold and husband Gary, of Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Lisa Carver and husband David, of Piney Flats; and his special friends, Curtis Walters and Matt Neece, both of Stoney Creek, and Jeff Calloway, of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton or at other times at the home of his sister.
A graveside service to honor the life of William “Rick” Oliver will follow the visitation in the Ensor Cemetery in the Stoney Creek Community of Elizabethton with Mr. David Carver, officiating. Music will be provided by Matt Carver. Active pallbearers will be Matt Neece, Jeff Farmer, Matt Carver, Alex Carver, Gary Ashline, Jeff Calloway and Grant Dience. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike McCloud and Curtis Walters.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Mountain States Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. William “Rick” Oliver and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.