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Preston Edward  Oliver, Jr.
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Obituary for Preston Edward Oliver, Jr.

Preston Edward Oliver, Jr., 61, of Charleston, SC passed away peacefully at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

He was born on March 23, 1956 in Waycross, Georgia, son of Alice Thomas Oliver and Preston Oliver, Sr. Preston was an Eagle Scout and camp counselor at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. He graduated from Valdosta University in 1981, and enjoyed a successful career in media and communications.

Preston enjoyed growing vegetables and herbs for his wife’s cooking. He also liked to can pickles to give to friends, woodworking and photography. He especially loved spending time with his grandson, Mason. His family will remember his creativity and kind, giving nature.

Preston will be missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Susan Taylor Oliver of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kiersten Jordan, her husband, William, and grandson, Mason, all of Charleston, SC; his parents, Alice and Preston Oliver, Sr., of Charleston, SC; sister, Lori Oliver-May and her husband, Mike, of Cincinnati, OH.

The family wishes to thank Dr. John Steichen, Dr. Jennifer Goddard, Dr. George Keogh, Dr. Mitch Siegan, and their staff; Dr. Priscilla Holtzclaw and the Roper St. Francis Hospice Care staff; and the staff of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital for their wonderful care. The family would also like to thank the many friends for their kindness and support.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, with a dove release at 5:00 PM, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd., Charleston, SC 29414.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd., N. Charleston, SC 29406; Boy Scouts of America, 9297 Medical Plaza Dr., N. Charleston, SC 29406; Srs. of Our Lady of Mercy Outreach, P. O. Box 607, Johns Island, SC 29457; RSFH Foundation, Allen and Mindy Carroll employee assistance fund or Nursing Scholarships, 125 Doughty St., # 790, Charleston, SC 29403; or R3Inc., Real Talk-Real Action-Real Results,P. O. Box 80369, Charleston, SC 29416.

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Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston, South Carolina, 29414, 843-722-8371.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Dove Release at 5:00 PM

Memorial Contribution

Charleston Animal Society

2455 Remount Road
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

Boy Scouts of America

Our Lady of Mercy Outreach

RSFH Foundation



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