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May 8, 1920 - February 12, 2019
Service Date February 22, 2019
Family and friends will all meet at 11:30 A.M. Friday, February 22, 2019, at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway for a graveside services with Pastor Berry Campbell officiating and Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to honorairknoxville.com or onevisionintl.org.
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Clyde “Olie” Onstott went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He would have been 99 in May. Olie was born May 8, 1920 in Ralls, Texas. The Onstott family moved from Texas to San Pedro, California, when he was a child and they lived there until Olie joined the military in 1942. Olie was a hero to his family. During WWII, he served our country bravely, selflessly, and honorably in the U.S. Army, in the South Pacific, where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He served so we might have peace and freedom today. He was a deacon at West Oakey Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He enjoyed going on construction mission trips and heading up fundraisers for missions. In January of 1989, over 30 years ago, Olie married Mary Campbell. He loved and cared for her with all his heart. He loved and mentored Mary’s children and grandchildren, as if they were his own. Olie’s family and friends will miss his kind smile, his hearty laugh and the way he loved to tell or hear a good joke or story. We will miss the way that, even though he was blind in the later years of his life, his face would light up when he heard you had come into the room. We will miss the way he loved his country and his entire family. And Alabama football will never be the same. We rejoice that Olie knew Jesus Christ, as his Savior, experienced the miracle of His grace, and today is whole and in heaven. He can see, hear and his faith has become sight. We, his family and friends, will miss him, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for we will see him again someday. Olie was preceded in death by his parents, William Clyde “Pop” Onstott (1897 to 1969) and Bertha Leetha “Mom” Onstott (1898 to 1984), and two sisters, Vola, and Laura. Olie is survived by his wife, Mary (Campbell) Onstott, Mary’s daughter, Pat Campbell, Pat’s children, James (Jenny) English, Walker (Debi) English, and Jye (Terri) English, and Pat’s grandchildren; Matthew, Alena, William, Ryan, Audrey, Bennet, Ashley, and Roland. Olie is also survived by Mary’s son, Barry (Marci) Campbell and their two children, Jesse and Katie. Olie is also survived by his son and daughter, Brent Olan (Kimberly) Onstott, and Jan Dee (Byron) Wiley; three grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to honorairknoxville.com or onevisionintl.org.