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Rondel R. “Soup” Oliver

Rondel Oliver1 August 9, 1923     ~     August 8, 2010

Major Rondel R. “Soup” Oliver, U.S. Army National Guard, Ret., 86, Glasgow, died Sunday, August 8, 2010, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Rondel R. Oliver, Sr. and Nettie Jewell Oliver. Maj. Oliver was a veteran of both WW II and the Korean Conflict, and was a former Commander of the 623rd Field Artillery in Glasgow. Following his military retirement, he worked with Lindsey General Tire Co., L.L. Morris Oil Well Supply Co., and Page Brothers Oil Well Supply. He also worked with a number of area churches and was active in various civic organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Wiley Pulliam Oliver; one son, Charles Robert Oliver and his wife, Kelly, of Glasgow; one daughter, Pamela Jo Depp and her husband, William, of Mt. Juliet, TN.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Depp and his wife, Amanda, Owen Taylor Griffith, Lauren Scout Oliver and Robert Todd Oliver; two sisters, Sue Travis and her husband, Freddie, of Glasgow, and Betty Weaver of Horse Cave; one brothers, Dr. William J. Oliver and his wife, Jeannie, of Louisville; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Rondel David Oliver and one brother-in-law, B. H. Weaver.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the 623rd Field Artillery Honor Guard. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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15 Entries for Rondel R. “Soup” Oliver

  1. BECKY DAVIS says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Soup’s passing. He was a very special man. I enjoyed meting him. You and your family are in my prayers.

  2. Sam & Bobbi Neathery says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear loved one. He was a very special friend to us. Will be missed. You and our family are in our prayers. I am the “girl” from Salt Lick Bend.

  3. Linda Keown says:

    I worked with Soup at Lindsey Tire. He was always a gentleman and a friend to everyone. The family has deepest sympathy from my husband and me.

    God Bless,
    Linda and Bill Keown

  4. Wanda Barton says:

    So sorry for your loss. Soup was a good friend to my family, Lonnie R. Barton was my Dad, they worked with each other @ LL Morris for years. Daddy thought a lot of Soup. God will bless you all.

  5. Alice Palmore Lane says:

    My condolences to the family, Wiley and Soup were part of the memories of my youth, such a vivacious couple, and Soup , such a patriot who served his country valiantly…He was from a different time, a wonderful time at that……Sincerely, Alice P. Lane

  6. Mary Ann Oliver says:

    My condolences to the Family..I did not know Mr. Oliver, but my Dad, Chris Green spoke of him. They worked together. Daddy thought alot of Mr. Oliver. God be with You. Mary Ann Green Cherry Oliver

  7. Gene Ferguson says:

    My condolences to the family. My special friend Soup. I worked with Soup at LL Morris. I loved Soup like a brother.
    God be with you.

  8. James E. Obenchain says:

    I was 10 years old when Soup was in Korea I remember him sending propaganda leaflets that were dropped to the North Koreans . Soup and my dad “Obie ” Obenchain worked together at Norris – Madison Oil Field Supply Co. at that time
    God Bless James Obenchain

  9. belinda pitcock says:

    so sorry to hear about your -in-law

  10. Jim Drake says:

    What a great guy, I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a benchmark with everyone he came into contact. He helped numerous friends through great difficulty. He was a leader throughout his military career; we should all strive to walk in his shoes.
    God Bless

  11. Beverly Simon says:

    I am so sorry for your loss . My prayers are with you and your family.I know what it is like to lose a love one. It is never easy but he is in a wonderful place we are the ones that are sad…GOD BLESS

  12. Charlotte & Mike Shirley says:

    Pam & Robert,
    I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I did not know him well, but know people that did and have heard lots about him. I know that God will be surrounding you with His love, peace and comfort as you go through the days to come. Praying for you and keeping you in our hearts.

  13. Paulette Staples says:

    Wilie, and Family, So sorry about your loss. So much enjoyed talking to Soup when I went to the nursing home to visit my Mom. He was always uplifting. My thoughts and Prayers will be with you all in the coming days.

  14. Anna & Sue says:

    we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Robert,you are in our thoughts and prayers now. So sorry that we did not make it to see you today.

  15. Jo Fox says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family during these days of sorrow. My God’s Peace embrace you and God’s Strength hold you and His Wisdom guide you as you walk through the days ahead.