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Phil Oliver, 67 year old Woodward County resident passed from this life on July 24, 2016 as a result of an accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Fargo United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow and interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Phillip Ray Oliver was born on April 10, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Lloyd Wesley and Elba Wilmazo (Politte) Oliver. Phillip was reared in Mapaville, Missouri until 1965 when the family relocated to May, Oklahoma. Phil graduated from Fort Supply High School with the Class of 1967. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Diane Hoch, to this union three children were born, Heather; Amy and Brent. Phil was united in marriage to Dawn Rieth on January 21, 1995 and they made their home in Woodward. Phil was mostly known for his work in the oilfield, at Western State Hospital as a mental health aide and a truck driver, all the while farming and ranching.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, and playing cards. His greatest joy in life was his family, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was a member of the Woodward Masonic Lodge # 189.

Phil is survived by his wife Dawn Oliver of the home; two daughters, Heather Oliver of Las Vegas, Nevada; Amy Oliver of Fort Myers, Florida; one son, Brent Oliver of Mooreland; two grandchildren, Kinsey and Ryan Oliver; two brothers, Kenneth Oliver and wife Kay of Fort Supply; Michael Oliver and wife Adela of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Sandy Abbott of Fargo; Robin Maphet of Edmond; Donna Meyers and husband Tim; Wanda Diorec and husband Anthony all of Molakai, Hawaii; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town, Wolf Pet Rescue, or the American Cancer Society with the funeral accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on July 27, 2016
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