John Clifford Olney Jr., 88, passed away Sept. 7, 2011.

He was born May 18, 1923 to Clifford and Edna Olney in Stamford.

Olney was a decorated World War II veteran and worked in the oil and automotive businesses all of his life. He was also a deacon of Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston and, after retirement, a member of Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi.

Olney is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dortha Baxter, of Kenedy; daughter, Marci (Joel) Richter of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Craig (Christy) Olney of Zionsville, Ind. and David (Jeanne) Olney of Corpus Christi; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, Texas that same day.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home