BLOOMFIELD - Johnnie Lee "Big John" Oliver, 57, died Dec. 21, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born May 24, 1944, in Canalou, son of Leora Brewington Oliver of Essex and the late Herbert Cecil Oliver, he lived in Bloomfield since 1977. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea and was a member of Mount Zion-Walker General Baptist Church near Bloomfield and the Dexter Elks Lodge.
On Oct. 3, 1970, in Canalou, he married Karen Shockley who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: one daughter, Juliana Oliver of Bloomfield; and one sister, Cloetta "Corky" Razer of Essex.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Jo Anne Bell.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion-Walker General Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Pennington and the Rev. Bob Holland will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery at Matthews.