John Olive

GASTONIA, N.C. – John “Jack” Charles Olive, 81, died peacefully at home on Dec. 18, 2013.

A native of Gladstone, he was the son of the late Harry Dale Olive Sr. and Virginia Fisher Olive.

Jack was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from CaroMont Cancer Center. He was an active member of East Garrison Baptist Church.

A funeral service was held on Dec. 22, at McLean Funeral Directors Founders Chapel in Gastonia.

Survivors include daughter, Karen Johnson of Iron Mountain; son, Keith Olive and his wife, Beth; grandchildren, Lukas Brosco, Nicole Johnson, Faith and Jacey Olive.

Memorials may be made to East Garrison Baptist Church, 1226 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, N.C. 28054, or to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

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