Willis Patrick "Pat" Oliver
Willis Patrick "Pat" Oliver was one of the original founders of the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogical Project in
1996 (KyGenWeb Project).
Pat started the Caldwell, Crittenden, Lyon, Livingston, Marshall, & Trigg Counties KyGenWeb Homepages.
Pat also contributed heavily to various Family History books in the areas of Caldwell, Trigg, and Lyon Counties.
His expertise on these families will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
Willis Patrick “Pat” Oliver, 66, of Madison, Ala., formerly of Lyon County,
died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009,
at Huntsville, Ala., Hospital.
Born Feb. 4, 1943, a son of Trela May McCracken Oliver of Lyon County
and the late Ura Boyd Oliver.
He was a 1961 Lyon County High School graduate, a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Kentucky
with degrees in physics and mathematics and of the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a degree in administrative science,
he joined the U.S. Army Missile Intelligence Agency as a physicist in 1972, and retired from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s
Missile and Space Intelligence Center as Senior Intelligence Officer/Physicist in 2003.
Thank you to Pat's wife Trevah Oliver for realizing the value of saving his 40 years of research and in her
heartache trying to get it to the right places where it would still be such a wonderful help to researchers