Norman 'Norm' Francis Oliver

Norman “Norm” Francis Oliver, 81, of Benton passed away April 26, 2014
He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and was of the Catholic Faith. Norm had a distinguished U.S. Navy career that eventually led him to employment with Dassault Falcon Jet and residence here in Arkansas. He not only found success at Dassault Falcon Jet, but also his loving wife of 15 years, Pearl Lenora.
After retiring, Norm was active in the Salem community of Salem, and found joy in his family and his love of history, his daily newspaper and his crossword puzzles. He loved to fish and the peace of the Little Red River in Heber Springs, which was also his choice for his final resting place.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Oliver; and his children, Brian Oliver, Steven Oliver, Brian Poston, Kathy Oliver, Michelle Wortham, Tiffany Moore and Cindy Wiggs; his brother, Ken Oliver; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at Ashby Funeral Home with Father Elser officiating.
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