Oliver Walker was born on February 13, 1948. Precious son to Samuel and Leola Walker. Loving brother to Vera, Samuel, Milton, Evelyn, Terry, Edward, Preston, Deborah and Lynn.
He gave his life to God at New Friendship Baptist Church in Avondale.
Some character traits that he possessed were helpful, forgiving, caring, compassionate and giving, just to name a few. His favorite color was red and he loved his jewelry, real or not if he liked it, he bought it.
Young Blood as he was affectionately known as was a family oriented man all his life. He deeply loved and adored his grandchildren.
Oliver was a constant fighter as he was a survivor of an act of violence and congestive heart failure. Not to mention his battle with diabetes that he beat in 2014.
Longtime resident of 216 East Liberty Street, also known as the Cincinnati God Father of All and Uncle Blood.
1979 was when Oliver first met Teresa Black. Shortly after, Teresa became family and was known as his niece. In 2001, Oliver was involved in a near fatal car accident, and that's when Teresa stepped in as his caretaker. These two formed an unshakable bound; when you saw Uncle Blood you saw Teresa. They were always together and helped each other out with everything. These two lived and breathed one another and no decision was made alone, but together. Although he struggled to do daily functions, he soon overcame the cane and the walker. Frequent visits to the doctor's office strengthened his ability to walk as he often had stairs to climb.
Oliver sponsored many grill outs and was always the taste tester. Needless to say, his favorite food... was FOOD!!
He absolutely loved his Hughes Street Family. Oliver stayed in constant contact with his childhood best friend Raymond Kelley Sr. His extended neighborhood family included Pellmell, Deadeye (Willie Taylor), Frank Jr., Jeremy, Bigg Bill, Tinman, Delawn, Candyman, Keith, Kirt, Roby, Preach, Pluck, Jack, Bobby, Ronald and Raymond Jr. Oliver frequently engaged in friendly debates, loved to crack jokes and tease people more often than not, but you knew it was nothing but love.
Oliver ran the Multiplex and gave freely from money, food, clothes, you name it. He was never short on giving to his blood family and his extended family.
Oliver donated often to the Freestore, Local Police Department and Fire Department.
Even in his state, despite his state he lived everyday to the fullest. His disabilities did not stop him from doing for others. He was and will always be remembered as a great man who would give his last to help someone else out.
Oliver leaves behind to cherish his memory his best friend Teresa Black. Surviving siblings; Evelyn, Edward, Preston, Deborah and Lynn. Loving son Bobby Demetrius Walker, grandchildren; Heaven, Bobby Jr. and Noah; longtime friend Carolyn Hall (Flagg), countless family members, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2019 at Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue 45223. Visitation will begin at 9 am followed by services at 10 am. Burial will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue 45232.