Dr. James C. Oliver, 79, born in Montgomery City, MO, to the late Clay J. and Myrtle Marie Hart Oliver on December 27, 1928, and passed away September 12, 2008. Survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Oliver, son, Philip Oliver, daughter-in-law, Sharon, and granddaughters, Emma and Katie Oliver of Nashville, TN; daughters Kimberlee Kay Oliver of Columbia, Dana Spurr of Fenton, Donna Metts of O'Fallon and Tracy Kuhlmann and son-in-law, Barry, of O'Fallon. Dr. Oliver was also foster father of Lori Kuykendall of Holliday, TX, and Lisa Mercey of Eldon, MO. Dr. Oliver served in the U.S. Army, January 1952 through December 1953. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Missouri, Columbia in 1960. "Doc" began Veterinary practice and established the Animal Clinic and Hospital of O'Fallon in June 1960. Dr. Oliver was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in O'Fallon, the O'Fallon Kiwanis Club, the Masonic Lodge – Montgomery #246, and was active in civic and community affairs by serving on the Ft. Zumwalt School Board from 1968-1980. He was St. Charles County Western District Judge from 1972-1974, served on the St. Charles County Ambulance District Board from 1974-1977, and recently served on the St. Charles County Board of Equalization. Dr. Oliver will be remembered by his family and many friends for his kindness and generosity. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, O'Fallon, MO, or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
December 27, 1928 - September 12, 2008
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