Goodnight Cemetery
Barry County,

Private First Class
US Army
World War II
Mar. 13, 1925 - May 11, 2004
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal

Vernell Charles Oliver passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at the age of 79.

He was born March 13, 1925 in Elmo, the son of Charles LeGrant and Mabel Cora (Tucker) Oliver. On Feb. 14, 1946 in Elmo, he was united in marriage to Norma Rue Safley, who survives.

Vernell received his education in Utah. On Oct. 9, 1943 he joined the United States Army, serving until Dec. 3, 1945. He then returned to Utah and spent the next 32 years in Wellington. In 1980 he moved to Missouri to make his home. He was a well known carpenter. Vernell was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he held various positions throughout his life. He was also a member of Wellington Mountaineer Riding Club, a Boy Scout leader, VFW, American Legion, DAV, Wheaton Saddle Club, past president of Carpenters Union, past president of Humbug Cattlemens Association and Carbon County Search and Rescue of Utah.

He is survived by four sons, Louis Charles Oliver and wife, Carol of Fruitland, Idaho; Rodney Lee Oliver of Exeter, Mo.; Sidney Dee Oliver and wife Bonnie of Fairview, Mo.; and Cody Joe Oliver and wife Jenny of Fairview, Mo.; two daughters, Sherry Rue Alger and husband Tom of Centralia, Wash.; Brenda Lee Oliver of Fairview, Mo.; four brothers, John Oliver of Lawrence; Edward Ted Oliver of Wellington; Kenneth Oliver, Highland; and Alfred Oliver of Elmo; one sister, Larie Johansen of Elmo; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; and brother, Fred K. Oliver

Contributed on 11/11/12 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 11/11/12 • Approved: 9/3/15 • Last Updated: 3/30/18 • R736665-G736665-S3

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