Oliver, Garland F.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Garland F. (Jerry) Oliver, age 76, of Christiansburg went to his heavenly home Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland “Bentley” and Iona Johnson Oliver, infant brother, Stephen, and brother, Michael.

Jerry retired from the postal service at Virginia Tech. He was a faithful member of Blacksburg Christian Church, serving as a Deacon, Choir member and waffle maker at the 5th Sunday breakfast.

He is survived by his wife, Emily A. Oliver; son, Steve Oliver (Hope); stepson, Chris Wikstrom (Amanda); grandchildren, Ashley Oliver, Kayla Blankenship, Cooper, Winnie, Hudson, and Lorelei Wikstrom who dearly loved their “Pops”; great-grandchildren, Deklan and Larkin Hatch. He is also survived by sisters, Joyce Belshan, Sharon Akers, Rhonda Smith; brothers, Phillip Oliver, Marc Oliver; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eleanor King, Kitty Collins, Sandy Albert, Mitch and Diana Albert, Kenneth Akers; special niece, Valerie Molle; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice, especially Kayla and Brittany, as well as Mary Ann Harris and her staff for their care of Jerry. Graveside service will be conducted Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery, McCoy, Va. with the Rev. Gary McCoy and Rev. J.B. Beane officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blacksburg Christian Church, 240 Watson Ave., Blacksburg, Va. 24060. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.