Edward Walter “Eddie” Oliver, age 61 of Pflugerville and formerly of Dripping Springs, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 in St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock.
Services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor David Skinner of Journey Methodist Church in Kyle, Texas officiating. Burial in the Minerva Cemetery in Minerva, Texas.
Eddie was born September 13, 1956 in Sinton, Texas to Edward F. and Lyndia O. (Whisenant) Oliver. He was a 1974 graduate of Dripping Springs High School. On June 26, 1982 he and Rosanna Gomez were married in Rockdale. He recently worked for S&P in courtesy patrol and roadside assistance. He previously worked as a service technician for AT&T, worked in oil and gas exploration, worked at the University of Texas and Dover Elevator. He was a member of Dripping Springs United Methodist Church, Dripping Springs Masonic Lodge “Rambo #426”. He served on the Dripping Springs Board of Trustees from 2000-2006. While working at the University of Texas, he was a recipient of the U.T. Excellence Award and Ruth Crawford Award. Eddie was a Little League and high school baseball umpire, a Little League Baseball coach, a Master Scuba Diver and had his private pilot’s license. Eddie was an avid hunter with bow and rifle and in 2002, received the Texas Big Game Award for typical white tail 135 1/8 from The Thompson Ranch. An avid fisherman and pit master who enjoyed cooking for family, friends and the Spring Trails Neighborhood National Night Out. He enjoyed traveling and was blessed to hunt in Colorado, fish in Alaska and dive in Cozumel. He was also a member of Citizens on Patrol for Pflugerville.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Alfonso E. Gomez and step father-in-law, Brent E. Caywood.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Rosanna Oliver of Pflugerville; son, Edward T. Oliver of Austin; daughter, Lyndia Nichole “Nikki” Farmer and husband Josh of Austin; two brothers, Keith Oliver of San Saba and Darral Oliver of Dripping Springs; mother-in-law, Teresa Caywood of Minerva; sister-in-law, Maria Gomez of Minerva and two brothers-in-law, Alfonso Gomez of El Paso and Jimmy Gomez of Minerva.
Pallbearers, Jim Thompson, Michael Nelson, Edward T. Oliver, Al Gomez, Joshua Farmer, Eddie Ibarra.
Honorary pallbearers, Calvin Whittaker, Tom Vandiever, Jimmy Gomez, Woodie Belle, Don Perryman, Willie Sedgewick.