Abingdon, VA – Darius Dean Oliver, age 92, passed on Monday, March 14, 2022, in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mr. Oliver grew up in the Lodi, VA area and was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Liberty High School. He attended Virginia Polytechnical Institute and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. Mr. Oliver was an agriculture teacher at Abingdon High School for 27 years and later became a State Supervisor of Vocational Education. He was very active as an advisor for the FFA and enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Oliver was a member of Beaverview Baptist Church in Bristol for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Stella Rhodes Oliver; sister, Wilma Wyatt; brother, Dr. Dale Oliver; and daughter-in-law, Karen Haymond Oliver.
Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sue Campbell Oliver; sons, Rick D. Oliver of Youngwood, PA, and Christopher Lee Oliver of Abingdon, VA; grandson, Paul Dean Oliver of Youngwood, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum of Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register.
The family of Darius Dean Oliver is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.