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Willard Oliver

July 24, 1938 — September 11, 2016

Willard R Oliver, 78, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away on September 11, 2016. He was born in Coffee County, Alabama and moved to Ocoee when he was 6 months old. Willard was the beloved husband of Joyce Scroggins Oliver. Willard leaves behind his sons, Marcus Oliver and Jeffrey Oliver, who he loved dearly and was very proud of their accomplishments; his grandchildren, Vinny Oliver, Kyle Oliver, Hank Oliver, Kaley Oliver, and Garrett Oliver; who were his heart and soul. Willard was known to be the best babysitter because of his love for all babies. He was the brother of Janice Oliver Johnson, Annie Ruth Green (deceased), Mary Lou Gorden (deceased), and Eugene Oliver (deceased). Willard is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Willard graduated from Lakeview High School in Winter Garden, Florida, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Willard followed a career as a Structural Steel Coordinator in the Construction Industry. He was a member of many clubs and organizations including the Ocoee Volunteer Fire Department, Ocoee Lions Club, Ocoee Pop Warner Football coach and the Ocoee Little League, of which, he was a founding member and was both president and coach for many years. Willard enjoyed coaching and working with not only his children, but the children in his community. Willard had many hobbies and interests. He worked hard and played hard. He always made sure his children had everything they needed, and got to do all of the things they desired. He loved to spend his days visiting with his family and friends, going hunting and fishing, watching NASCAR and college football, especially the Florida Gators.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11am at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home in Winter Garden. Burial will follow at Winter Garden Cemetery. A reception for friends and family will be held immediately after the services on Saturday at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A D Mims Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5-7pm at the funeral home.


Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home
1148 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Friday, September 16, 2016


Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home Chapel
1148 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Saturday, September 17, 2016


Jim Beech Recreation Center
1820 A D Mims Road
Ocoee, FL  34761
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Following service


Winter Garden Cemetery
Lake Butler Blvd
Winter Garden, FL  34787

Memorial Contributions

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454
Alexandria, VA  22312

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