Leland Guy Oliver


12-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31
Family 6-8 p.m.
Gerth Funeral Home


1 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 1
Gerth Funeral Chapel

Final Resting Place

Combs Cemetery
Luray, MO


Ethnos 360 (New Tribes Mission)

Gorin Baptist Church

{Jan. 8, 1929 - Jan. 24, 2020}

Leland Guy (Lee) Oliver, 91, passed away on January 24, 2020 at his home in rural Arbela, Missouri with family present.

He was born the son of Adelbert and Mary (Gower) Oliver on January 8, 1929 in Scotland County.

Leland graduated from Memphis High School in 1948 and joined the United States Army. He served on Guam as a mess sergeant. During his time of service, he found his life partner, Frances (Boley) Oliver. They were married in 1953 and shared 66 years together. He worked in real estate appraisal and investment for SM Clemenshaw Co. and later the Equitable Life Assurance Society for the next 30 years in 2 countries and 8 different states.

He served the Lord in several capacities in local churches and assemblies during this time, most notably Believer’s Chapel in Dallas, Texas, and Hazelwood Bible Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a choir director, youth leader, deacon, and elder.

Leland began preaching in local churches as they had need, and pastored for several years at Gorin Baptist Church after retiring back to Northeast Missouri. He enjoyed using his talents for planning and construction to serve the Lord.

Some of his favorite activities were planning and taking road trips with friends and family. He so much appreciated fellowship with others. He and his wife, Frances, were privileged to have been able to serve with New Tribes Mission at the El Paso guest house on several occasions. Supporting the spread of the Gospel of Christ was of utmost importance to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Glen, Howard, and John Oliver; sisters: Anna Louise Oliver and Jennie Lavaughn Olson; sister – in – law, Dorothy Oliver and brothers – in – law: Delbert Boley, Raymond Hohl, and Richard Olson.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Lawrence Lee Oliver (Danelle); daughters: Jean Barbier (Walter), and Rebekah Parks (Kerry); grandchildren: Amanda Curry (John), Rosalie Loehr (Jason), and Teddy Barbier, great grandchildren: Boston Curry, Trenton Robinson, Emerson Loehr, Camden Curry, Violet Loehr, Jackson Curry, and Christopher Loehr; a sister, Helen Hohl; sisters – in – law: Ruth Ann Boley and Mary Lou Oliver; and many loved nieces and nephews.

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  1. We are sorry to hear of Leland Died, Know he is in a better place. I can see him talking to Jesus . France and Daughters We will hold you up in prayer and we will miss him. I always love the way he always had a smile that you can,t not forget

    Comment by Larry and Arlene Carlin on January 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm
  2. Fran, we will always remember our years at Hazelwood Bible Chapel as our best times. You and Lee have always been a great encouragement for us in our your Christian Life. Love you all. I am sure Lee is rejoicing with the Lord right now!! He will be missed.

    Comment by Julie and Tom Dalechek on January 27, 2020 at 3:39 pm
  3. II Corinthians 5:8.
    Love you all,

    Comment by Allen and Melody Peterson on January 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm
  4. He was a great man and will forever be missed my thoughts and prayers are with the family

    Comment by John sears on January 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm
  5. Lee and his family were such a great part of my family’s life and ministry at Hazelwood Bible Chapel. So many breakfasts and lunches together. Visiting him in his corner office that looked down on Busch Stadium. Having his wife and kids teach my kids at Faith Christian Academy. One funny memory. One Sunday it had snowed about 11 inches. Normal, rational people would call off church services for the day. Because of a previous Sunday we had called off church and the weather never showed up, I had determined to not do that again. To support me Lee and his family made the perilous trek to the chapel building. One other family was there. So three families had church together along with our neighbor who drove us there. A faithful man and a good friend.

    Comment by Rick. Bovey on January 28, 2020 at 4:58 am
  6. Prayers and love to the family.

    Miss you all.


    Comment by Kip Lewis on January 31, 2020 at 9:05 am

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