Ronnie J. Oliver, 62, of Wareham and Cape Coral, FL, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Born in Valdosta, GA, he was the son of the late John Oliver and Elizabeth (Anderson) Johnson. Ronnie moved to Wareham in 1959 and graduated from Wareham High School in 1974 and UMass Amherst. After college, Ronnie served for a brief period in the Merchant Marines. He began his teaching career as student teacher for the Newton Public School System, then went on to teach health and physical education at Wareham Middle School for many years.
Ronnie also taught driver’s education and was the coach for the freshman football team and the girls’ basketball and track teams. During his summer break, he worked as a cook at Camp Baeurcrest in Amesbury and drove an ice cream truck. Ronnie enjoyed creating origami and jewelry.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela Burnes of Onset; his siblings, Geraldine Oliver, Brenda Oliver and Senethra Powell all of Valdosta, GA, Billie Atkins and Ira Atkins both of Wareham and Deborah McNeil of Wilmington, NC; his grandchildren, Timothy Burnes, Jasmine Burnes, Joshua Burnes.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 5 - 8 PM and on Monday, Oct. 29th from 9:30 to 11 AM. A funeral service will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Center Cemetery, Wareham.