Thomas Leonard Oliver Sr.
June 19, 1927 – June 25, 2021
Thomas Leonard Oliver, Sr., 94, of Glen Allen, VA passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.
Tommy was born in Norfolk, VA on June 19, 1927, he grew up in Richmond, the Fan. He was a WWII U. S. Navy veteran. Tommy married the love of his life, Jo Anne on July 2, 1947, and celebrated 49 years of marriage together. He started a family business, Oliver Electric, with his son, Tom.
Tommy attended Glen Allen Baptist Church. He was active in the local chapter of Masons, Shriners for 50 years, and the American Legion. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He adored his family. Tommy was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Anne Oliver, son Ronnie Oliver; grandson Jason Oliver; and four siblings. He is survived by three children, Thomas Oliver Jr. (Gayle), Susan Nienaber; and Sandy Windle (Dickie); sons-in-law, James Bowker and Dan Nienaber; ten grandchildren, Kristy Eshmont (Leonard), Jeff Oliver, Bruce Adwell (Debbie), Danny Nienaber Jr. (Holli), Ashley Byrd (Harry), Kim Phillips (Jason), Eric Oliver (Taylor), Adam Windle (Meghan), Lindsey Reilly (Tommy), and Tyler Windle (Lydia); 28 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Austin, Caleb, Cayson, Elijah, Brock, Sam, Benny, Alex, Ruby, Daniel, Sydney, Harry V, Palmer, Mitchell, Tyler, Noah, Ryleigh, Blakeley, Stone, Ellie, Adler, Isla, Tommy, Will, Hattie, Everett and Laylind.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Affinity Funeral Service, Richmond Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 30 at Westhampton Memorial Park.
My deepest sympathies for Mr. Oliver’s family. During the few encounters I had with Mr Oliver, he always made me laugh. Rest In Peace Mr. Oliver.
Ronnie and I were saddened to hear of Mr. Oliver’s passing. He was a great neighbor for all these years. We always enjoyed talking with him when we would see him out and about. He will be missed. Wishing the entire Oliver family strength and peace. God Bless.