Oliver Mead, age 84, of Purdy, passed away on Friday June, 18, 2010 at Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born on September 9, 1925 in Diamond, Missouri, to Ben and Lula (Sherman) Mead. He was united in marriage to Rosalie Pennel on February 15, 1986 and she survives.
Oliver was an Army Veteran and member of the VFW Monet Post # 4207. He retired as a roofing contractor and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Purdy.
Oliver is survived by his wife along with two sons: Danny Byrd, of Purdy; Bill Pruitt, of Globe, Ariz; three daughters: Susan Bess, of Cheno, Calif.; Janis Daugherty of Stella; and Teresa Malone, of Numan, Ga.; one brother: Jack Mead, of Ft. Atchinson, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mead was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Sparks Cemetery near Butterfield, MO with Rev. Russ Neill officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to the Freewill Baptist Church of Purdy Youth Fund.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Online condolences can be made at www.bennettwormington.com.