Walter Flower D’Olive Jr. (Dukie)


Walter Flower D'Olive Jr. (Dukie) Oct. 1, 1937 - Nov. 5, 2017, a resident of Point Clear, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Flower D'Olive Sr. (Myrtle Ollinger).

He is survived by his wife, Patricia K. D'Olive to whom he was happily married for 58 years; four children, Paula Carpenter (Dr. James), Prattville, Alabama, "Molly" Mildred Ollinger Gambel (Lange), Covington, Louisiana, Mary Gay Koster (Patrick), Fairhope, Alabama, "Peter" Walter F. D'Olive III (Katy), Mobile, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Molly Molloy Gambel Catlett (Kyle), Tampa, Florida, James Robert Carpenter Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, "Beau" Charles Lange Gambel IV, New York City, New York, Camille D'Olive Carpenter, Birmingham, Alabama, Cecilia Ann D'Olive, Katherine Aline D'Olive, Anna Grace D'Olive, Mobile, Alabama, Erin Rose Koster, Fairhope, Alabama; brother-in-law, Paul Konnersman (Diane) Boston, Massachusetts.

Dukie was a graduate of McGill Institute in 1955 and The University of Alabama in 1959 where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a pharmaceutical sales executive for 35 years and an active member of civic organizations and mystic societies.

He was a parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Mobile, Alabama, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fairhope, Alabama and St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish, Foley, Alabama.

Dukie enjoyed his retirement as a member of the Fairhope Yacht Club and volunteering at the James P. Nix Center while living on Mobile Bay with family, many cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Chapel, Battles Wharf, Alabama on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 9-11 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the St. Michael Catholic High School Guardian Angel Fund, 11732 Higbee Road, Fairhope, AL 36532; The Fund for McGill-Toolen Catholic, 1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36604; Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL 36617.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 19698 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532, 251-990-7775,