William Richard Oliver Sr. of Dayton (80)


William Richard Oliver Sr., age 80, of Dayton passed away at 2:28 pm Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

William was born July 13, 1943, in Versailles to the late George W. & Ruthanna (Ward) Oliver. He is also preceded in death by a son, Brett A. Oliver.

William is survived by his life partner, Belinda Richmond; children, William Oliver II of Vandalia, Ohio, and Beth Oliver & Greg Luebbe of Wyoming, Ohio; step-son, Ian Richmond of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Ashton (Dieringer) & Adam Voisard, Mickey & Abi Graham, William R. & Katlyn Oliver III, Robert A. Oliver and Rochelle Oliver; great-granddaughter, Palmer Oliver; siblings, Terry & Sandy Oliver of Clinton, New Jersey, Judy & Ron Schultz of Covington, Ohio, Joe & Barbara Oliver of St. Louis, Missouri, and Tim & Lois Oliver of Lebanon, Ohio; his beloved pets, Bo Kitty and Dora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

William was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School and a graduate of Wright State University. William retired from The Reynolds & Reynolds Company where he was an accountant. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, swimming and traveling.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 19, 2024, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.zecharbailey.com for the Oliver family.