Herschel Ray Oliver, 61, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 07, at his home in Orange.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until the service time on Sunday.

He was born in Jasper on June 27, 1950 to “E.C.” and Katie Dee (Kelly) Oliver. Mr. Oliver served in the United States Navy for almost 19 years where he was a postal clerk and worked with special weapons. He was a loving father and grandfather and his family will love him always and cherish his memory forever.

Mr. Oliver is preceded in death by his father, “E.C.” Oliver, and is survived by his mother, Katie Crooks; Deborah Oliver; son, Bryan Oliver; daughter, Kimberly Kay Oliver and grandchildren, Selena and Aaron Oliver.

He is also survived by his sister, Margie Jo Oliver Wilson; brothers, Steve Maddox, Wilton Crooks and Milton Crooks; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.