William Oliphant

August 11, 1928 - March 6, 2010
William Oliphant

William Leroy “Buck” Oliphant, Sr. 81, of Rocky Point died Saturday March 6, 2010 at his home with his family at his side.

Buck was born in New Hanover County August 11, 1928 the son of the late James Franklin and Sarah Rebecca Stokley Oliphant, Sr. He was a Korean War Veteran.

Surviving are his children Alma Kay Hawks and husband Brian, Patricia Overman and husband Tim, Dorothy Squires and husband Mark, Sarah Gutheridge and husband Richard, James Oliphant and wife Nicole and William Oliphant, Jr., brother Thomas Oliphant, sisters Barbara Blake and Joyce Hicks, sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather at his Rocky Point home to see friends 12 Noon, Sunday, March 21, 2010. The family can be reached at 910.602.6155.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 12, 2010
    Sarah Gutheridge says:
    Daddy, We will miss you with all our heart and I hope that we make you proud..I don't know how we will have all the answers but with the knowledge that you have taught us that will get us through. You will never be forgotten and will always be with us....