Garry Oliver, affectionately known as “ Flick,” was born May 21, 1952, in Salisbury, Md. to the late Doris McCoy Rhodes Turnage and Mordecai Rhodes. On Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, he departed this earthly life at the tender age of 62.
Garry started his former education in the public schools of Worcester County and received his high school diploma from the Sussex County Seaford High School. Garry was a retired transportation driver for the Berlin Head Start, he also drove as a food service transporter as well as working as an attendant for the Trimper’s Amusement Park.
Garry dated his high school sweetheart Sandra Showell, whom he married April 22, 1978. Together they celebrated 44 years. He was preceded in death by his biological parents and siblings Diane Moore, Morris and Rudolph Rhodes. He was also preceded by Flossie Dennis Gaynor, and John Henry Dennis which whom he was raised.
In addition to his wife Sandra of 44 years, he is survived by his children: Eric (Danielle) Oliver of Baltimore, Md., Jeremy Oliver of Salisbury, Md., Tristan Oliver, of Fort Collins, Colo., Alicia Oliver of Berlin, Md., and Sierra Bowen of Salisbury; five grandchildren: Jasmine Dennis, Jakai Taylor, MacKenzie Oliver, Jamya Gould and Keith Clark Jr.; six brothers: Preston Boone, Melvin (Carolyn) Williams, and Tyrone Turnage all of Kinston, N.C., Clarence (Sharon) Rouse of Morristown, N.J., SSGT. Eddie (Deborah) Moore Jr. USA, Ret. of Oxford, Miss., and Larry Waters of Washington, D.C.; three sisters: Alberta Coleman and Brenda Moore of Kinston, N.C. and Louetta (Howard) Collins of Wilmington, N.C.; uncles: William McCoy of Newark, N.J. and James McCoy of Dover, N.C.; and one great-aunt, Adell Dawson Mitchell of Kinston, N.C.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.,Monday, Aug. 11, at New Dimensions Ministries, 1907 Jersey Road, Salisbury, where friends may call after noon. Burial will follow at Curtis United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733. Salisbury, MD 21802.