Oline Oxford went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday May 7, 2020. He was 95 years old. Due to the pandemic, a family graveside service officiated by Reverend Mike McLauren is being held Tuesday May 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at the family Acrea Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a…read more
Oline Oxford went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday May 7, 2020. He was 95 years old. Due to the pandemic, a family graveside service officiated by Reverend Mike McLauren is being held Tuesday May 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at the family Acrea Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Waiting to greet him in heaven, were his wife of 74 years, Fondon Irene Oxford; his mother and father Abbie Elizabeth and Ollie L. Oxford; his siblings Grace, E.C. C.D. Bill, Oletha, Bertha, Jewel, Audrey and his grandson William. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Richard B. Oxford (Gail), Roger O. Oxford, Susan L. Standke (Bill); grandchildren, Aaron Oxford, David Oxford, Whitney Oxford (Julie), Georgia L. Mansour (Ashton), along with eight great grandchildren; and his sister Dovie Cummings.
Oline was born November 19, 1924, in Hood Co. Texas. He was one of ten siblings and spent most of his childhood helping to support his family during the Depression.
Oline and Irene married young and set their sites for West Texas in the early 1940’s. Oline went to work for Noble Drilling Corporation and enjoyed a successful 40-plus year career with Noble.
Oline had many talents, he was a self taught welder and beekeeper.
Oline’s favorite hobby was gardening. He had a green thumb, and he treasured the time he spent cultivating the soil. His garden reflected a bountiful cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables which he shared with neighbors, friends, and family. He took great pride in his garden, just as he did in every aspect of his life.
Oline and Irene represented a piece of Americana. They survived the harsh realities of the Great Depression; their struggles were numerous. Growing up in that era shaped their outlook on life and they held fast to the virtues of hard work and perseverance. Their faith in God carried them through good times, bad times, and tragic times. Credence is given to the belief that good can come from bad and meaning can come from tragedy.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Kerri Rizzo. Her dedication, positive attitude, attentive care and support are greatly appreciated. For her labor of love we are grateful. We extend a special ‘hug’ to Sean Rizzo for his loving disposition and everlasting friendship that he and Oline shared.
Oline was a gentle man. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. For him we are blessed. We will all miss him.
Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Oxford, David Oxford, Whitney Oxford, Ashton Mansour, Sherman Dean Oxford, Howard Nance, and Kenneth Wayne Cason
The family suggests that memorials may be made in Oline’s name to the Tolar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Tolar TX 76476.
“Nothing that is loved is ever lost; no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been apart.” Author Unknownhide
Words will never be able to express how thankful we are for everything you did for our son. Thank you so much!