GENE WILLIAM OLIVE, 88 ROANOKE, VA. - Gene William Olive, 88, of Roanoke passed away at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. He was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Corona, N.Y. He was a member of the Plumbers Union Local One, New York, more than 50 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving primarily in the Asian Theater. Gene is survived by wife of 34 years, Ruth Stevens Olive; six children; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gene was an avid Yankee fan for more than 80 years. He was a loving husband and father and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements are being completed by Oakey's Funeral Service, 4257 Brambleton Ave. To share condolences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013