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Dayton Ray Oliver

November 1, 1935 — March 23, 2024

New Iberia

Dayton Ray Oliver

New Iberia – Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Pellerin Funeral Home, for Dayton Ray Oliver, 88, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

 

Military Honors, performed by the Iberia Honor Guard, will follow. Entombment will be at a later date.

 

Deacon Durk Viator will officiate. 

 

Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home. A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 10:30 am, on Friday.

 

A longtime area resident, Mr. Oliver was born on November 1, 1935, in Egan, to the late Theodore Oliver, Sr., and Lucy Quebodeaux. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Francis High School, in Iota, and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, where he was a paratrooper and a medic.

Mr. Oliver was a dedicated employee at Schlumberger Well Service, retiring after 26 years of service. Always wanting to stay busy, he and his good friend, Sonny Greer, started a transportation business, after his retirement. This venture took Mr. Oliver to many different areas of our country.

In addition to his work, he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. Most of all, he cherished the time that he spent with his family.

 

Survivors include his wife of nearly,64 years, Yvonne Harmon Oliver; daughters, Jessica Oliver Hebert (Scott), Jodie Oliver, and Jeannine Oliver Stokes; grandchildren, Alaina Hebert, Paige Hebert, Zachary Hebert (fiancé Sierra Macaluso), and Stevie Stokes (Rudy Savoy); great grandchildren, Hank Segura, Mack Segura, Sawyer Hebert, Carter Savoy, and Mason Savoy; and sisters, Susie Istre (Gaston), and Barbara Anne Hornbeck.

 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore “Buddy” Oliver, Jr., and a sister, Gloria Pousson.

 

The family would like to give special thanks to his sitter and friend, Stacy Gutierrez, of Home Instead, Dr. Jessica Petry and staff at Lafayette Internal Medicine; and to the staff of Hope Hospice, Melody Coleman, Julie Gotch, Brittany Trotter, Brandy Skidmore, and Marc Sampy. 

 

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337.365.3331)

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Visitation

Friday, March 29, 2024

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Friday, March 29, 2024

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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