Post by Carolyn Grinnell on Dec 3, 2012 15:51:26 GMT -5
This morning, December 3, 2012 around 5:00 AM, Mr. John Olvey left this world to be in the glorious presence of his Lord forever. On several occasions John had mentioned to me about all his loved ones already in Heaven. John fought a courageous battle with cancer to the very end,
I talked with his sister today and she said she would call me when the funeral arrangements are complete. Please keep this family in your prayers.
John had been part of our WALTON FAMILY since October of 1992. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He will be missed; My best wished to his family. I still use my copy of "25 years with the Waltons", which he wrote, and I still treasure the personalized Christmas cards that he sent every year (the front was always a painting from the show, which he did himself)
Post by wmfan/waltonsportwriter on Dec 4, 2012 12:49:54 GMT -5
I never heard of Mr John Olvey. Was he a poster here or part of the show or both? I am sorry to hear of his passing. RIP and thanks for his great contributions to the Waltons. Sad to hear a member lost from our Waltons family. My condolonces. Wm Fan Sportwriter
I don't know him either wmfan but I send my prayers and condolences to his family. Not that there is ever a good time to lose a loved one but I think this is probably one of the worst times of the year to go though a loss.
Oh, Carolyn, I'm so sorry to hear this. I met John several years ago in Schuyler at one of the reunions. The last time I saw him was in 2007 at the California reunion. I also have several of those Christmas cards with his beautiful artwork that he sent each year. I will treasure them always
Here is a picture I took of him and Audrey Hamner (Earl's sister) in California in 2007:
Post by ForeverWaltons on Dec 4, 2012 23:48:20 GMT -5
I had never heard of Mr. Olvey until now. I went to read his obituary & found out that he lived in Guntersville, Alabama. I live just 30 minutes from Guntersville. I wish I had known about him while he was still alive, I would have loved to have visited with him. My prayers go out to his family, may you RIP.
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Brenda thanks for posting both the photo of John and his obituary. I also have a Waltons trivia book he authored. He amassed a great collection of Waltons memorabilia over the years. He was a lovely man and I finally met him in 2007 too after knowing him through email for so long.