Wayne Frank “Ollie” Oliver

December 9, 1938 - April 7, 2021
Wayne Frank “Ollie” Oliver

Wayne Frank Oliver, 82, born in Arlington, Mass., succumbed to Covid on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Hudson Hospital, leaving behind his loving wife of 42 years, Gail Oliver and family.

He is survived by his children, grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Wayne started out in his fathers restaurant, but spent the last decades as a great salesperson with the infectious laugh and smile driving from state to state fairs in a motorcoach seeing the country with his wife, stopping to see the sights along the way. He has left many friends across the country who will always be touched by his friendship. In the end, his motorcoach found its way back to journeys end, hanging up his keys.

He was a special man who will be greatly missed as the person who could do anything. On any day, you could catch him riding his lawn mower or pulling apart projects of all kinds.

He recently was a member of the Knights of Columbus as the deputy grand knight, working to help charities with his big heart. he was a wonderful husband, father and friend to everyone he met. he will truly be missed by all, near and far. He is now in God’s care, watching over us all.

 


Service

Thursday, April 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

St. James The Apostle Catholic Church - Directions
8400 Monarch Drive
Port Richey, FL 34668

Burial

Thursday, April 15, 2021
2:30 PM

Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens - Directions
4244 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Visitation

Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

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  • April 09, 2021
    Robin Barron says:
    Miss you soooooo...... much already Dad !! I know your in a better place but it doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind . Love you to the moon and back until we meet again ! Xoxoxo

  • April 10, 2021
    Dorothy Mason says:
    Met Wayne and Gail 30 some years ago at a deli where I made fresh cookies every morning. They came to Oshkosh for EAA every year and we became friends. Miss you and love you, Hugs to you Gail. Dottie & Gene Mason

  • April 11, 2021
    Deborah morin says:
    Dad l miss you so much, it’s really hard for me and everyone. I remember sitting and talking to you while you work on a motorcycle on Brockton. Traveling on the train and having dinner on it, attending a dinner show, playing card and doing puzzles,and visiting.I miss hearing your voice,and your laughter, just being able to call to say hi and check on you . I know you’re not suffering any more and your in heaven, l will see you again. I love you always and for ever love “ special girl” as you would say xoxo Deborah

  • April 12, 2021
    Barbara Ponx-O'Dell says:
    Only knew Wayne slightly

  • April 12, 2021
    Barbara Ponx-O'Dell says:
    I only met Wayne 3 times, but heard wonderful stories from his wife, whom I have known for 47 yrs. He seemed like a genuine likable person and he really loved Gail. I wish I had had the opportunity to spend more time getting to know him, but with him and Gail in Florida and me in Connecticut made it a little difficult . May he rest in peace.

  • April 12, 2021
    Christine Amidon says:
    Hey Wayne, just wanted to let you know how much we missed and how important you are in our lives. With all the darkness in the world today, God brought you home so you could be a spotlight for him. Also, he needed to teach the world 3-and-13, and he needed a good scorekeeper! Love you and sweet dreams.

  • April 14, 2021
    Chris, Doug, the Fuzzies, and the Office Circus says:
    Hi my dear friend, I still can't truthfully believe you are gone. Life seems a bit darker now, and I can't even begin to fathom why you were gone. You have always brightened my life, with wires and your smile, you are my sunshine, now and forever. The only reason I can imagine taking someone as kind as you is because they needed more light in Heaven, so it can cascade down onto us on Earth in these dark times. Perhaps God and all of the Angels needed your help as an electrician. I sure hope those wires don't give you too much trouble up there, but I believe that if anyone could illuminate this dark world, it would be you, and God must have known that too. Keep up the hard work, we know that you will do a good job at bringing us the light in this crazy, dark world. You are in our hearts forever and always. We love you.

  • April 15, 2021
    Wilfredo Santana says:
    Wayne’s visits to the office have been a breathe of fresh air. His was always ready with a smile and kind words. I will miss conversing with Wayne; his point of view was only matched by his quick wit. Speaking with Wayne was like a breathe of fresh air. Wayne was always offering a helping hand...He was truly a good person and I will miss him. ¡Vaya con Dios, mi amigo!

  • April 18, 2021
    Debbie Burns says:
    It’s a few days after saying our final goodbyes. You no longer have to feel any pain. Since I first met you some 40 yrs ago you never changed in all that time. You were liked by those you met with a smile n kind words. You even trusted me to run your package store which was allot of fun because you made it that way. You welcomed me n mom into your home n even our furry friend. Helping out in your cooking school and therapy products taught me allot about people n business. You loved big parties at your house inviting everyone you knew. The bigger the better was your thought. You were there if I needed someone to listen but most of all you were there for mom. That meant the most to me. You made her happy for all those yrs. I’m not you but I’ll try to fill the void you left in her life n just maybe Tom n I can make her laugh n enjoy life after you. You always called my husband son , who admired you n learned allot from you. We are all going to miss you dearly but now your in heaven with gram and that has to be my comfort that she now has you up there watching over all of us. May you both guide us in the right directions. We love you Wayne You were taken to soon and by this horrible virus that is striking the hearts of way too many. Take care, god needs you now more then we needed you here have to believe that cause you have left empty holes in many hearts of those you touched . Love you xx

  • December 09, 2021
    Nicole Lehrer lit a candle:
    Lit since December 9, 2021 at 12:22:16 PM

  • December 09, 2021
    Nicole Lehrer says:
    Happy birthday to you gramps. I love you and always have and always will! No matter what anyone thinks I will and have always been your girl! I have the most amazing angel watching over me now. I know youll keep me safe. xo