HOUSTON – Carroll Patrick Oliver, 68, was born in Mansura, Louisiana on February 2, 1947. He graduated from Bethune High School then attended college at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana where he met his wife Jolene Smith.
Carroll’s nearly 37- year career with McDonald’s as a franchise owner included the recruiting of his daughter Stephanie Oliver. Carroll and Jolene’s son Cedric played a significant role in maintaining the family business as a restaurant manager. Carroll was also the Chaplain for the Fort Bend County Precinct Two Constable’s office.
Carroll had a servant’s heart and his lifelong calling was to help the poor and underprivileged. He was most recognized for giving jobs to people, whether teenagers or veterans, and helping them succeed in the community. He had numerous regular customers and often gave out free food to the homeless or those who could not afford a meal.
He served as the Houston Region Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) President and as the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA) Board Representative. He loved fitness, swimming and boating, but his greatest passion was spending time with his family and loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert Oliver Sr., and Catherine Carmouche, his brother Leon Oliver and sister Eloise Lee. Above all else, he was devoted to God. Carroll is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jolene Oliver, and their two children Cedric Oliver and Stephanie Oliver, a host of relatives, friend and his McDonald’s family.
His Special "Day of Remembrance" is Saturday, January 16, 2016:
Location: Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 4000 Sumpter Street, Houston, Texas 77220
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Visitation and Remarks
10 a.m. - Rosary
11 a.m. - Mass
Burial - Rosewood Memorial Park, 2602 South Houston Avenue, Humble, Texas 77396