- Ada, Oklahoma


March 31, 2014

Clinton Oliver

Ada —

   Services for Winford Clinton Oliver, 93, of Ada, are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. James Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

   Mr. Oliver died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Okmulgee.

   He was born April 27, 1920, in Ada to Clinton Burrell and Pearl Smith Oliver. He graduated from Ada High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

   Mr. Oliver was an Inspector for the Civil Service in White Sands, N.M., until his retirement. During that time, he did highly technical work on the lunar landing of 1969 that contributed to the success of that mission. He received an honorary citation for his endeavors on the project. Upon retirement, he moved to Ada.

   Survivors include a son, Gary Clinton Oliver of Newark, Calif.; two grandchildren, Kirk David Oliver and Stephanie Oliver Zanders, both of California, and several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Tyree and husband, Jack, of Okmulgee, Wanda Murphy of Enid and Phyllis Burchfiel and husband, Bill, of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clayton Burrell Oliver.

   Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

   Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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