Press "Enter" to skip to content


Roger Allen Oliver, of Newport News, passed away at home surrounded by family Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at the age of 70 after courageously battling cancer.  

Roger was born in Pittsburg, California and grew up in Newport News, where he graduated from Ferguson High School in 1966. After attending Christopher Newport College, he joined the United States Navy in 1968.  He graduated with honors from Naval Hospital Corps School and served as a corpsman for four years.  After his Naval service, he resided in Newport News, where he met his wife, Joyce.  They later moved to Gloucester, for 34 years before returning to Newport News.  Roger was a dedicated employee of Hampton Roads Contracting.  

Roger is forever remembered by his wife, Joyce Oliver; daughters, Kendra Surber and Krystal Gill; sons-in-law, Barry Surber and Justin Gill, and granddaughter, Kayla Gill.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at his residence on Nov. 2, 2019.  Come share memories with the family from 1-5 p.m.  There will be a ceremony with military funeral honors at 3 p.m. for those who wish to attend. Details will be given privately by contacting 804-824-4502 or

Donations may be made to Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater at