James A. Oliver
On Monday, March 27, 2017, James A. Oliver of Nags Head Acres passed
away peacefully at Spring Arbor Residential Assisted Living. He will be
dearly missed by his many friends. Born Feb. 12, 1925 in Washington, DC,
he made himself into an honorable man, and was a devoted husband and son.
Jim joined the US Navy in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1957.
During that time he met and married the love of his life, Beverly June
Volkmann, on Dec. 23,1955. Following his discharge from the Navy he
continued his education, receiving a BS in 1962 and an MS in Geography
in 1965. A well respected professor, he taught at LSU for 4 years
and then at the University of Wisconsin - West
Bend until retirement.
After his retirement, Jim continued to improve himself by earning his
private pilot's license, becoming certificated in Touch for Health, took
boating safety classes from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and was a voracious
reader. He and Beverly were both active in Feline Hope and Friends
of the Library. They also spent a lot of time walking the beautiful
beaches of the Outer Banks, picking up trash as they walked. Jim was
known and loved for entertaining his friends and neighbors with stories of
his life, riding his bike through the neighborhood giving bones to all of
the dogs, and feeding stray cats.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, his loving
The Olivers generously made provisions for the ongoing care of cats through
Feline Hope and for advancing education through Dare County Libraries.
As per his wishes, Jim's and Beverly's ashes will be scattered in a private
ceremony. A beach clean up to honor their contributions to our community
is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017. Anyone interested in
participating should meet at the Barnes
St. beach access at 10:00 am. Trash bags
will be provided.
If desired, donations can be made in the Olivers name to Dare County
Condolences to the family
may be expressed via the online register www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 S. Croatan
Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959