Funeral Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Gerald R. Olson II, 68, of Gadsden, who passed away June 7, 2014. The Rev. Randy Gunter and the Rev. Bill Gallahair will officiate. Burial will be at Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mr. Olson grew up in Altoona and graduated from Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with approximately 30 years of service. He was an active member of MeadowBrook Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Henslee Wade Life group. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and volunteering at church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Louise Olson.
He is survived by his sons, Matthew K. (Bobbi) Olson and Jeremy (Melissa) Olson; grandchildren, Micah, Caraline, Harley, Kaeiln, Jakeb, John Tyler and Owen; uncles, Tim (Nina) Hopper and Loy (Sue) Hopper; and several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Johnathan Clifton, Max Dover, John Clifton.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Henslee Wade Life Group at MeadowBrook Baptist Church.
The family will accept friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home before the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 10, 2014