William Scott Ollar passed from this life on November 20, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on November 7, 1939, in Carterville , Illinois to Cecil and Pauline Ollar. He recently celebrated his 83rd birthday.
Bill (William) was a 1957 graduate of Carterville High School and attended Southern Illinois University on a music scholarship, securing the scholarship on his mastery of the trumpet. After college Bill moved to to Memphis where he worked for Shroyer Engineering almost 20 years. At the age of 40 he and his brother Phil started their own business, Ollar Surveying Company. The business later also became a land development and reality company, Renaissance, with both areas serving the Memphis and neighboring Shelby and Fayette County regions. Bill served on the Board of Surveyor’s for the State of Tennessee and used his expertise in the field to serve and educated others.
Bill loved music and enjoyed playing the trumpet throughout his life. He played at numerous events and played for a time with the Germantown Pop Symphony. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 33 and spent the rest of his life serving the Lord. He taught Sunday school for over 40 years and served the Church however he was needed. He had a true heart for helping others in anyway he could, financially or otherwise. He loved his country and served in the National Guard from which he was honorably discharged in October of 1970. In 1973, Bill married Charlotte Rush. They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 15, 2023.
Bill was precede in death by his mother, Pauline Ollar, his father, Cecil Ollar and his two brothers, Phillip Ollar and Cecil Ollar. Left here to cherish his memory are his wife Charlotte, his son Scott Ollar of Vancouver, Washington, his daughter Amber Boykin and husband Keith of Indian Trail, North Carolina, and his step-daughter Dr. Linda O’Neil and husband Robert (Bob) of Butler, Tennessee, his grandchildren Adam Ollar, Kate Boykin and Sophie Boykin his two sisters Joann Floyd of Bartlett,Tennessee and Jane Robertson of Somerville, Tennessee and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill’s amazing sense of humor and love of people were gifts that made lasting friendships and deep impressions in the hearts of all who new and loved him. We will miss his joyfulness, big heart and infectious laughter. God has a new beautiful soul in heaven. You will be missed, till we meet again on God’s celestial shore.
His funeral service will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the Davis Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in the Price Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:30 until 11 AM at Davis Funeral Service immediately preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O.Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 262-1980. Condolences can be sent through Davis Funeral Services, www.davisfuneralservice.com, 1003 E Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112, (704) 289-4242.