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Celebrating the life of
Francis McDonald (Mac) Oliver III
Passed away on February 06, 2024
Francis McDonald (Mac) Oliver III passed away peacefully at home on February 6th after a short illness.
Born and raised in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late Colonel Francis Oliver and Corinne Stevens Johnson.
After attending The University of Georgia where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, Mac moved to Atlanta where he met his wife, Miriam. He was a successful salesman representing many different textile lines including Sunbrella, and he and Miriam had many hobbies including field trial spaniels, Paso Fino horses, and they also spent a great deal of time at their cabin at Lake Burton.
The couple moved back to Savannah in 2006 and settled at the Landings on Skidaway Island.
Mac remained active in his church, Messiah Lutheran on Skidaway Island, and was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the St. Andrews Society of Savannah, The Landings Club, and the Forest City Gun Club. He was also a member of the Sassy Seniors Club and was an honorary member of the Pearlette’s Croquet Club at The Landings.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Bishop Oliver, father Francis McDonald Oliver, Jr., mother Corinne Stevens Johnson, stepfather Victor L. Johnson, Jr., and brother Victor L. Johnson III.
Mac is survived by his brother Dana Stevens Oliver (Linda) of League City, TX, sister Anne Bone of Savannah, GA, and brother Steve Johnson (Kathy) of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 11am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Rd. Skidaway Island, Georgia with a celebration of life immediately afterward at The Deer Creek Club, 25 Deer Creek Drive, Savannah, GA 31411.
Burial will be a private ceremony at Bonaventure Cemetery at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or Hospice Savannah.
So sorry to hear of your loss Steve. It was good to hear you talk about him. He sounds like a really great guy and I know how close you were.
- Bill Mitchell , Marietta, GA
“Mac” was such a gentleman and a honor to know . He always was pleasant and had a positive comment to greet you. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to the. Oliver. Family. Kathy Levitt
- Kathy LEVITT, Savannah , Ga
Sorry to hear this news. I will miss seeing Mac at St. Andrews events and out at the gun club.
- Mills Morrison, SAVANNAH, GA
I remember Mac when we were growing up in Savannah and he was very welcoming when I moved back here after many years away. Just saw him at the St Andrews dinner and am shocked and saddened by his passing. I will remember him as a happy pleasant companion.
- Charles Gay, Savannah , GA
So very sad to hear of Mac's passing. He was a part of my life for 45 years through his friendship with my mother and stepfather (Ethel and Bill Prescott). He will be greatly missed and I will cherish the many occasions we spent together. The world has lost a very kind and caring soul.
- Helen Frederick, Hendersonville , NC
I am so sorry to hear of Mac's passing. He was a wonderful and kind man and I am honored to have known him and call him a friend. He will be missed.
- Robert William Newman, Lilburn, Georgia
Mac will live on in the sweetness and willing friendship he gave so many during his time on Earth.
- Joy Daniels Schwartz , Savannah, Ga
So So Sad!! I will miss my buddy Mac! He was such a wonderful soul and a true guys buddy! I will forever cherish all the many years, wonderful times and adventures we shared. It will not be the same without him. Each time I visit our favorite places of adventure I will think of him and smile with remembrances of the fellowship and love we shared. There will never be a kinder person than Mac. I will miss him terribly as I know that all who knew him feel the same!!!!!!
- David B Donnell, BLUFFTON, South Carolina
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I enjoyed his friendlship and loved hearing about his life. He will be missed.
- Julie Coulter, Savannah, GA
Mac was a fine man who was always interested in Karen and me as well as our family. We will miss him. Jim Pannell
- Jim and Karen Pannell, Savannah, Ga
So sorry to read of Mac's death. He always made class interesting in the 8th grade at Sacred Heart School. May he rest in peace.
- Marie Green Bryant, Savannah, GA
Dana, I was shocked and saddened at the news of Mac’s passing. Our friendship that began at Isle of Hope and through our years in Atlanta was special. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known. May he rest in heavenly peace. Pat Hansen
- Pat Hansen , Hartwell , Georgia
So sorry to learn of Mac s death. He was always such a kind gentleman, as I remember him. I know he will be missed.
- Carolyn Akins Rogers, Augusta, Ga
I have been out of town and was distressed to hear about Mac. He was a great guy and I'm sorry to had to go through so much suffering the last two months. He will be missed by many.
- thomas oxnard, Savannah, GA