Funeral services for David Emmanuel Oliver will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road, Summerton, with the Rev. Robert L. China Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

The public may view from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel 304 S. Main St., Sumter.

Mr. Oliver, 71, transitioned on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Manuel and Mary Ragin Oliver and the husband of the late Carolyn Williams Oliver. David was educated in the public schools of Clarendon and Sumter counties. He worked many years for Carolina Furniture Co., Korn Industries and Sumter School District 17, until retirement. He also served in the U.S. Army as a Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of Historic Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Williams Oliver; daughter, Davida L. Oliver; sister, Emma Lawson; and brothers, John and Julius Oliver.

Survivors include a son, David J. Oliver; siblings, Johnny Oliver and Margaret O. Battle, both of Maryland, Suester (John) Titus, Mardes (Windell) Witherspoon and Marie Oliver, all of Sumter, Darrell Oliver of Virginia, Ruth (Bobby) Holley of South Carolina, Sheila (Kevin) McCray of Virginia, Jacqueline Saniford and Todd Oliver of Connecticut; in-laws, Alfred Sr. and Novella Williams of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Condolences may be made on his tribute page found at www.PalmerMemorialChapel.com.

Professional services rendered by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.