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Michael Todd Oliver, 42, Bridge City


Last updated 8/18/2020 at 11:18am

Michael “Gumby” Todd Oliver, 42, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Born in Houston, Texas, on January 26, 1978, he was the son of Kenneth Oliver and Diane (Echols) Countryman. Michael worked as a service technician for Harry’s Appliances in Orange for many years. He was a hard worker who was excellent with his hands and enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. Michael was a man with many talents including playing the guitar, singing, and creating art in the form of tattoos. He also enjoyed playing video games in his spare time. Above all, Michael was very dedicated to his family. He was a bright light to all who knew him, and he will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas R. W. Oliver; father, Kenneth Oliver; grandfather, Gene Oliver; grandmother, O. L. Echols; cousin, Van Vandenberg; niece, Jaden Davis; brother-in-law, Jacob Davis; and mother-in-law, Belinda Davis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Rachel (Davis) Oliver; son, Draven Oliver; and daughter, Abigail Oliver. On his father’s side of the family, he is survived by his grandmother, Janie Oliver; stepmother, Danice Oliver; sister, Lauren Oliver; uncle, David Oliver and fiancé Angela Williams; aunt, Karen Kessinger and husband Lee; cousins, Kevin Kessinger, Krista Blackner and husband Joey, and Kelsey Kessinger and fiancé Rush Rawlinson. On his mother’s side of the family, he is survived by his mother, Diane Countryman; stepfather, Wayne Countrynan; stepbrothers, Caleb Countryman and Seth Countryman; grandfather, Dr. O. L. Echols, aunt, Amy Conford and husband Curtis, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Wayne Davis; his brothers-in-law, Elijah Davis and wife Vanessa, and Joshua Davis; and nieces and nephews, Nakona Davis, Temperance Davis, Robert Davis, Penelapie Ramb, Payton Ramb, and Gabriel Ramb.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.


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