Oliver, Donald Frederick (Chickamauga)

Monday, May 21, 2018
Donald Fredrick Oliver passed away on May 18, 2018, surrounded by family. 

Donald was born on July 3, 1954 to the late Aileen and Chester Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd Phillips and Jimmy Phillips. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Helen; children, Wyatt and Savannah; and grandchild, Lincoln. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Autry; brother, John (Joan) Phillips; very special nephew, James (Tori) Phillips; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Donald graduated from Chattanooga Valley High School and UGA Law school. He served as a Georgia House of Representatives for two terms, city judge of Chickamauga, and attorney for Walker County Commissioner. He worked at Atlantic Coast Conservancy until his death. 

He was a farmer and avid outdoorsman. He loved camping, canoeing, fishing and hunting. He worked tirelessly to conserve and protect the trails and waterways of Walker County. 

He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, always enjoying speaking the morning announcements and supporting church projects. 

He was a superb cook and loved hosting family and friends for all occasions. 

Donald was a member of the UGA Rugby Football Club and the Chattanooga Rugby Football Club for many years. He also coached the inaugural team of UGA Women's Rugby Football Club. He lived life to the fullest. 

Thanks to Dr. Davey Daniel, Dr. Taylor Whaley, Melissa Daley, RN and all the staff of Tennessee Oncology. Special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga. 

The Family will have visitation at Wilson Funeral Home in Chickamauga on Monday, May 21 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m.  Wednesday, May 23, a celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m.  Rev. Terry Burns, David Chapman and David Daniel will conduct the service. 

In leu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be given to Lookout Cemetery Maintenance to Pete Hisey, 154 Carlock Circle, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707.

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