Russell High Class of 1959
home of the wildcats
Sunrise from John's home on Daufaskie Island, SC
LINGERING IMPRESSIONS OF RHS (1954-1959)
EARLY POST-RHS YEARS (1959-1968)
EARLY CAREER AND MARRIAGE (1968 - date)
LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD
Thank You, Classmates, For Your Early Friendship And Providing Me With A Strong Base To Step Out Into The World.
On 3/11/2019 John wrote -
I retired from King & Spalding in 2011, but have continued to stay busy by serving as an arbitrator in large energy generation disputes, much of which is international, so we do travel a lot. Paulette and I celebrated our 50th anniversary last year, so I think it’s safe to say that we are still an item, and our marriage is a go. Both of us have reasonably good health, and every morning when we wake up, we say a little prayer of gratitude. We have 3 grown children (two boys and one girl), and our two sons are veterans, (Army/Navy), for which we are very proud. And, we are blessed with 4 grandchildren who, for the most part, are not “children”. Our two granddaughters are already sophomores in college (U. of Michigan and College of Charleston). One of our greatest joys is being asked for and giving advice to each of them – but only when asked.
In summary, we realize that every day is a gift, which we accept with prayerful gratitude. My prayer and wish for our Class of ’59 is that because we are one of the last generations who were raised and taught to honor our parents, our nation’s founding values and our God on high, that we will take every opportunity we have to pass those values on to our children, grandchildren and to whoever will hear. If we don’t, who will?"
Paulette- John Oliver(US Navy) returning from Iraq,
Nov. 2008 -John
Current Address: 1100 Liberty Bluff Rd., Greensboro, GA 30642
94 Martin Angel Lane, Daufuski Island, SC 29915
Telephone: 404-933-0821 M - 843-842-5443 (SC)
Spouse: Paulette Archer RHS '64
John in Pakistan --1967
Paulina(granddaughter), Renee(daughter-in-law), Paul (son), John Norman(grandson), Siberian Huskey(family dog), John Oliver(son), Matt(grandson), Matthew Payne(son-in-law)
Sarah Grace(granddaughter), Meredith(daughter)
Rear: Paulette(wife) and John
John's children: Paul, Meredith, John Oliver
Sarah Grace, Meredith, Matt and Matthew Payne
Renee, Paulina, John Norman and Paul Hinchey