Oh to be in Your presence, sitting at Your feet
Mr. Olive was educated in the Durham schools and graduated from Duke University School of Engineering in 1956. He was widely respected as a professional engineer specializing in heating and air conditioning systems. He was a principal in the firm of Thomas & Olive, Consulting Engineers, for over 20 years. For many years, Mr. Olive was active at First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and loved his involvement with college students, scouts and youth program. He was active in ASHRAE, the Durham Engineers Club, Toast Masters, and the Heart Association.
The most cherished time in Mr. Olive's life was the last 12 years, where his focus was on a more spiritual path helping mankind and enjoying all of God's blessings. His friends came from every walk of life. Those who knew him thought of Mr. Olive as a person whose constant desire was to help others and whose good deeds brought about lifelong friendships.
A celebration of Mr. Olive's life was held Tuesday morning, May 7, 2002, at 11:00 in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Roy Lowder. Following the service, a reception was be held at the home of Bruce and Kathryn Olive.
The family received friends Monday night from 6 until 8 o'clock at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
Those wishing may make contributions to Triangle Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr, Suite 101, Durham NC 27701.
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