Farming Rural 18

Tennis "Big Buddy" Oliver

September 17, 1934 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 86)


Town Creek-Funeral for Tennis Rena Oliver “Big Buddy” 86, will be Friday, May 21, 2021,  at Parkway Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Crumpton officiating and Parkway Funeral Home directing. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Town Creek. Visitation will be Thursday, May 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Mr. Oliver, who died Monday May 17, 2021, at Helen Keller Hospital, was born, September 17, 1934, to Tennis Oliver and Neomie Oliver.  He enjoyed being outside on the gazebo and tinkering with wood and old knick-knacks. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Carolyn Oliver, Stepson-Dale Merrell, brothers-Dan Oliver, Mickey Oliver, Ollie Oliver, sister-Sara Schneider.

Survivors include:

Companion-Pamela Jeffreys, Town Creek

Son- Stoney (Tina) Merrell, Town Creek

Daughters-Rhonda Oliver of Town Creek and Debbie Oliver of Oklahoma

Brothers-Wayne (Wanda)Oliver of Leighton and Larry (Glenda) Oliver of Town Creek

Sisters-Shelby Parker, Stella (Buddy)Allen, Barbara Vandiver all of Town Creek and Elizabeth Greene of Lexington

6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren

Pallbearers will be the nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Agee Merrell, Nathan Merrell, Scott Parrish, Joshua Merrell, Nathanial Merrell

The family would like to thank the staff of Helen Keller Hospital, Shoals Home Health, Milner Rushing and a special thank you to Bailey w/HMP.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tennis "Big Buddy" Oliver, please visit our floral store.


May 20, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Al. Hwy.24
Trinity, AL 35673

Funeral Service
May 21, 2021

2:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Al. Hwy.24
Trinity, AL 35673


Elmwood (Town Creek) Cemetery
629 Elmwood Street
Town Creek, AL 35672

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