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Alan Brown Oliver, 66, of Moberly Missouri went home to the Lord on April 11, 2022 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri surrounded by family.
Alan was born on March 24, 1956, in Edina, a son of Gladys L. Brown Oliver and Ludwig J. “L.J.” Oliver. Alan was baptized at Shelbyville United Methodist Church.
He was united in marriage to Julie Peiter on February 14, 1990 in Sedalia.
Alan grew up in Shelbyville and he graduated from North Shelby High School in 1978 where he enjoyed FFA, photography and was a member of the State 1A football team his senior year. In his teenage years he mowed yards and was a farm hand at Hollenbeck’s and rode motor cycles. From a very young age he had a passion for growing things.
He graduated from Northeast MO State University (Truman State University) in Kirksville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy. Alan also earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).
Alan’s employment throughout the years included being an auto and motor mechanic in Columbia; a dispatcher and Deputy Sheriff for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department; he was a volunteer firefighter in Shelbyville; a Juvenile Officer for Macon and Shelby Counties; an assembly line worker at Hollister Incorporated in Kirksville and an over-the-road truck driver. He was a man of many talents.
Alan loved the outdoors, swimming, gardening, traveling, books by Louis L'Amour, family reunions and YouTube homesteading videos.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA. Alan enjoyed shooting sports, reloading, and working as staff for the Masters Pistol tournament. He also enjoyed competing in “mud runs” with his pickup.
Alan loved being on the move, whether driving a semi cross-country burning up the miles or exploring country gravel roads at 20 miles per hour. He was happy doing either!
Alan’s latest passion was curing homemade and Canadian bacon, and growing Heritage tomatoes for BLT’s.
Alan valued family time; it was an importantly-held tradition for him. He had a ready wit and a genuine caring for people.
He is survived by his wife Julie Peiter Oliver; foster daughter Nevaeh Gravitt; brothers Del Oliver (Elaine Bode-Oliver); and David Oliver (Joan Oliver); nieces and nephews: Matt Oliver (Janelle Welch Oliver); Kate Foster (Garrett Foster); Hollie Barnes Spink; Rebekah McClain (Steve McClain); and Rachel Peiter.
Survivors include his great nieces and nephews Journey Welch-Clark, Sterling Oliver, Boston Oliver, Hugo Foster, Greta Foster, Heidi Foster, Easton Karr, Simon and Ben Spink, and many cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and Hank the basset hound.
Thanks to the following for providing ongoing comfort and hope to Alan: Moberly Dialysis Clinic, Inc.; Boone Hospital Center; Boone Hospital Wound Care Center; Moberly Valley View Health & Rehabilitation; Columbia Retina Associates; Darby Orthotics and Prosthetics; and Missouri Kidney Foundation.
A visitation to celebrate Alan’s life will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Moberly, MO with funeral services for Alan beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Moberly, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284.
Condolences may be left online for then family at www.pathwaymemorial.com.
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