Willis "Pat" Oliver


Times Leader
Princeton, Ky.
Aug. 22, 2009

Willis Patrick “Pat” Oliver, 66, of Madison, Ala., formerly of Lyon County, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Huntsville, Ala., Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1943, a son of Trela May McCracken Oliver of Lyon County and the late Ura Boyd Oliver.

He was a 1961 Lyon County High School graduate, a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Kentucky with degrees in physics and mathematics and of the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a degree in administrative science, he joined the U.S. Army Missile Intelligence Agency as a physicist in 1972, and retired from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center as Senior Intelligence Officer/Physicist in 2003.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Trevah Ann Butler Oliver; a son, Nathan Patrick Oliver of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a stepson, Graham Matthew Burchfield of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Phyllis Lynn Nicholson of Nashville, Tenn., and Janice Elaine Thompson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a brother, Herschel Boyd Oliver of Natchitoches, La.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home Chapel at Huntsville, Ala.

Expressions of sympthy may take the form of contributions to Kosair Children's Hospital of Louisville, Ky., c/o Kosair Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Ky., or the Huntsville, Ala., Botanical Garden.


Thank you to Pat's wife Trevah Oliver for realizing the value of saving his 40 years of research and in her
heartache trying to get it to the right places where it would still be such a wonderful help to researchers