Oliver Sweet Obituary
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Oliver Sweet

January 29, 1924 - December 26, 2013
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OLIVER SWEET January 29, 1924 - December 26, 2013 Oliver Sweet, born January 29, 1924 in Etta, Oklahoma to James and Annie Sweet. He had four brothers, George, Edgar, Gene and Alva and three sisters, Elsie, Elizabeth and Beatrice. He joined the United States Navy in June 1942 and was honorably discharged in June 1948. He served on various Pacific islands during WWII including the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Bora Bora, Guam, and Pityilu. He was an aviation machinist's mate second class. While he was on leave, he returned to Henryetta, Oklahoma and on November 26, 1946 he married his sweetheart, Norma Lee Rush at the Nazarene...
OLIVER SWEET
January 29, 1924 - December 26, 2013

Oliver Sweet, born January 29, 1924 in Etta, Oklahoma to James and Annie Sweet. He had four brothers, George, Edgar, Gene and Alva and three sisters, Elsie, Elizabeth and Beatrice. He joined the United States Navy in June 1942 and was honorably discharged in June 1948. He served on various Pacific islands during WWII including the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Bora Bora, Guam, and Pityilu. He was an aviation machinist's mate second class. While he was on leave, he returned to Henryetta, Oklahoma and on November 26, 1946 he married his sweetheart, Norma Lee Rush at the Nazarene Church. In August 1950 he started working at Tinker Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic. He worked flight line maintenance on many different aircraft. In 1970 he moved inside working on B-52 bombers until his retirement in November of 1980. Oliver and Norma Lee Sweet were married 67 years. From that union they had three children: Jim Sweet, Jolene Lundell and Travis Sweet; eight grandchildren: Christina and Amber, Jason and Jennifer, Sarah and Joshua, and Adam and Amanda; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. They really started something. Oliver and Norma Lee were members of the Nazarene Church in Henryetta and then Chapman Nazarene Church. On November 16, 1986 they became member of the Midwest City Free Methodist Church. Oliver liked time with family and enjoyed fishing trips in the fall at Fort Gibson Lake for many years. He and Norma Lee went to South Texas with friends for many years as well. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, George; Edgar; and Gene; his sisters, Elsie; Elizabeth; and Beatrice; and his daughter, Jolene Lundell. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lee of the home; his only surviving brother, Alva Sweet; his sons, Jim and Travis and their families. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Midwest City Free Methodist Church, 6500 E. Reno, Midwest City, Oklahoma with Reverends Harold R. Bishop and Denise J. Abston officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City, Oklahoma after Military Honors are rendered by a U. S. Navy Honors Detail.

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"Mrs. Sweet, Travis, and Jim. My heart aches for you. The Sweet family has been dear to Morgan and I since the first day we met. Mr. Sweet will always have a..." Laura and Morgan Morris (Midwest City, OK)

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