Don Oltman – July 23, 2011

Don Oltman, 80, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 23, 2011.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd with Military Rites by DAV Chapter 26.  Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Oltman was born on March 3, 1931 in Nelson, Nebraska to Louise and Henry Oltman.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  He owned and operated Super Service #1 Station on Amarillo Blvd for 25 years.  He began his career as a truck driver and retired in 1993.  After retirement, he bought a farm as his hobby.
He married Ada Huguley on May 2, 1953 in Amarillo.
Mr. Oltman was preceded in death by his parents and his son, David.
He is survived by his wife Ada, of the home; two daughters, Carol Wall and husband Pat of San Antonio and Mary Sanders and husband Tony of Amarillo; his grandchildren, Sheri Moore and husband Kevin of San Antonio; Tim Wall of Lubbock; Kirby Sanders of Irving; and Brooke Sanders of Amarillo; his great-grandchildren, Elise Moore and Macey Moore, both of San Antonio; and his sister, Velma Burns of Normal, Illinois.

0 Replies to “Don Oltman – July 23, 2011”

  1. I have fond memories of Mr.Oltman from his membership at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. He and Mrs. Oltman and their children were always present at services and Sunday school. Anytime I saw Don Oltman at church, I knew the day and the week were going to be just fine. He was quite active in my Mother’s Sunday School class and was quite a volunteer. A person could set their watch by Don Oltman. He also had a talent for singing. Mr. Oltman always had a greeting for another person and brought a calm and steady presence to any proceeding. I shall miss seeing him whenever I visit BSLC. Go in peace, friend.

  2. So sorry to hear about Don. He was a great man. We grew up on Gardenia St. & grew up w/his kids. Fond memories of seeing him at his Service Station. He will be missed. May God be w/you during this time & Bless Your family. Brenda Armstrong Gorges

  3. Dear Ada, Carol, Mary,
    You all are in my prayers. Don was a great guy and will be missed greatly. I remember the trips to the lake and how he taught my daddy (Jesse Ray) to water ski. And he helped daddy teach me and Jr. He will live on in our hearts and memories. Val

  4. Met Don through David. I always looked up to Don and always had respect for him which he fully deserved. He was always considerate and mindfull with any one he was around. Debbie and I are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.
    Scott and Debbie Wheeler

  5. Met Don when I was going to school at Robert E. Lee. He was in the Air Force working part time at Super Service #3. Worked for him part time when I was in Horace Mann. Sent him post cards from Italy & Greece when in the Navy. Worked part time at Super Service #1 when Amarillo Policeman and Deputy. Seen him outside and talked after I was old enough and retired on S.S.
    Never met a man I respected more, he always smiled,never mad. We knew him for a long time. Good Bye Old Friend.
    Arnold and Nancy Lovett

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you again in this time of loss. Don was a second father to many of us that knew him and looked up to him. The world and friends have suffered a great loss, but Heaven has gained a gem.
    With fondest memories, love and prayers.
    Homer & Ruth Dotts, Linda Dotts & Debbie Dotts Riley

  7. We are truly sorry for your loss. We will keep you and the family in our prays.
    Benny Simpson & Family

  8. Dear Ada, Carol & Mary,
    Seldom in this life do we come across a true \gentleman\….that is my memory of Don Oltman. I remember how he handled his loss of his loved son David. I know he will be missed but never forgotten. God bless you all in this very difficult time.
    With much love, Mary Stewart McKee ( Dahlia Street neighbor)

  9. Brenda and I grew up with David and loved seeing Don at the baseball games. We looked up to Don and loved seeing his smile and love for his family. They will both be missed. Sorry for your loss. Rick & Glenda Powell

  10. Sorry for your loss, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers God bless you and the family Randy &Sandy

  11. Don you will be missed… thanks for ur freindship…. may god send comfort for the family.. my deppest sympathy rick lovato

  12. We are mourning this loss with you. I would love to be there to give everyone hugs.
    Sending love and prayers
    Don’s Niece, Elaine, Lincoln, Nebraska

  13. Don was a wonderful man and friend We certainly enjoyed visiting and watching baseball games together over the many years. He will be missed by all who loved him. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Love and prayers.
    Wayne & Shirley

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