Desmond Oliver

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Desmond Oliver, a dedicated and beloved teacher who touched the lives of countless students throughout his career. Desmond passed away on May 1, 2023, at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy of inspiration, compassion, and excellence.

Desmond was born on February 18, 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he spent his childhood and early adult years. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in education and began his teaching career shortly thereafter. Desmond was a gifted teacher who inspired his students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally. He had a passion for teaching that was infectious, and his students admired him for his dedication, his humor, and his kindness.

Desmond taught at several schools throughout his career, but he spent the majority of his time at Lincoln High School, where he was a beloved member of the faculty for over 30 years. He taught history and social studies, and his classes were known for their engaging discussions, challenging assignments, and creative projects. Desmond was also a mentor to many students, offering guidance and support throughout their academic and personal journeys.

Desmond was an active member of his community and was involved in several charitable organizations. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service celebrating Desmond's life will be held on May 5, 2023, at the school where he taught for so many years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a scholarship fund in Desmond's name, which will help to support students who share his passion for education.


Mason Bros Funeral Home
10520 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33612


Chesmore Funeral Home
1911 S Alabama Ave
Monroeville, AL 36460

Interment Funeral

Hopkinton Cemetery
202 Maple Hill St SE
Huntsville, AL 35801