Marshall 'Daryl''s Story

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Marshall "Daryl" Oliver, 81, of New Albany, Indiana, formerly of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away Sept. 7, 2017, with his loving wife at his side.
Daryl was born in Glasgow, April 26, 1936, to the late Leo and Sara Bethel (Mayo) Oliver. Daryl graduated from Temple Hill High School in Glasgow in 1954 and met and married the love of his life Nora Beatrice (Coe) Oliver on Sept. 11, 1954 while attending Temple Hill High School. This Sept. 11 they would have been married 63 years. Daryl served in the U.S. Army and after returning from duty, he and his wife and young firstborn son moved to Indiana. Daryl worked construction for the first few years of living in the Lafayette area, building several homes there. Daryl and his wife had another son and daughter while living in the Lafayette area. Daryl started his lifelong commitment to the food production industry when he took a maintenance position at Holloway House in 1969 and with hard work and dedication Daryl worked his way up through the ranks as the company changed names and hands from Green Giant to what is known as Pillsbury today. Daryl transferred to the New Albany plant when the plant in Lafayette closed, and he retired from Pillsbury plant in New Albany in 1991. He and his wife traveled for some time after Daryl retired. After they returned home from traveling, he then took a position as an assembler with Walmart on Grant Line Road. He left due to health issues in 2003. Daryl loved country music and as a small boy taught himself to play flat-top guitar, dobro, banjo and the French harp. Daryl was a permanent fixture at the fiddlers' gathering in Battleground Indiana for the years he lived in Lafayette and many of the years after he had moved to New Albany playing and singing with anyone that wanted to join in.
Daryl leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Nora "Bea" (Coe) Oliver, of New Albany; sons, Marshall "Glenn" Oliver, of New Albany, Tobin A. Oliver, of Sellersburg; and a daughter, Sheila (Oliver) Niccum, of Lafayette. Daryl also leaves behind five grandchildren: Travis Oliver, of Frankfort, Jessica (Oliver) Malodor, of Colfax, Natasha Oliver, of Sellersburg, Zackary Oliver, of Lafayette and Seth Niccum, of Lafayette. Daryl was the great-grandfather of 11; and has one living sibling, his sister, Margret (Oliver) Kinslow, of Clark's Hill. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews who will miss him more than words could ever say.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Sara Bethel (Mayo) Oliver; and two brothers, Leo and J.C Oliver.
Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Kraft Funeral Home, 2776 Charlestown Road in New Albany Indiana. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Kraft Funeral Chapel. Marshall will be laid to rest at Garden of Angels mausoleum in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany
Donations in Marshall's name may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association, or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
Published on September 8, 2017
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