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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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FRANK V. OLIVER, JR.
Frank V. Oliver, Jr., 80, of Palatka passed
away Monday, October 25, 2010 at his home following an extended
illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 12,
1929. Frank moved to Palatka at age two, and lived there most of
He was a graduate of the Tennessee Military
Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee, and attended Duke University and
the University of Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the
Signal Corp during the Korean War.
After his father’s retirement, he assumed the
presidency of Sun State Marine. An astute businessman, he increased
the number of tugs and barges that were so often seen on the river
on their way to Sanford and Georgia Pacific. He built ships and
drydocks, and contracted with the Coast Guard for repairs to their
He began Riverline, Inc., after his retirement
from Sun State, and created Gator Landing in East Palatka.
He was a patriot, an outdoorsman and river man,
a hunter and tournament game fisherman.
He was a lifetime avid Gator fan, a Bull Gator,
a Distinguished Director of the Board of Gator Boosters, and a great
supporter of the Putnam County Gator Club.
Frank had many charitable interests, including
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, the Putnam
County Humane Society, and others that he quietly supported.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce,
a son, Mark Oliver of Key Largo, two sisters, Janet Oliver of
Crescent Beach and New York City, and Vivian McLendon (Dr. Robert
McLendon) of East Palatka, a nephew, Matt McLendon of Sarasota, his
wonderful secretary and friend, Patricia Mullis, and his friend and
assistant of many years, Ricky Gurthie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank
V. Oliver, Sr., and his mother, Evelyn H. Oliver.
Services celebrating Frank’s life will be at
3:00 PM Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home
in Palatka. The U.S. Army will be conducting military honors.
Private entombment will be at a later date at WestView Cemetery in
Palatka. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to
Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch, 380 Boy’s Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177,
the Putnam County Humane Society, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147,
or to the charity of your choice.
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