Ollie Austin Silvious

Ollie Austin Silvious, 92 of New Market, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Silvious was born April 12, 1923 in Rockville, MD, son of the late John Stephen and Ottie Mae Golliday Silvious.

Mr. Silvious served in the United States Army during W.W. II and the Korean Conflict and was an infantryman with the Army. He received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service during W.W. II combat operations in France.

He was a member of Massanutten Post 2447 V.F.W. Edinburg. He worked in the apple orchards since he was 14.

He was a member of Liberty Brethren Church in Quicksburg and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

He is survived by his wife Polly Anna Buchanan Silvious, whom he married December 4, 1948.

He is also survived by a daughter, Linda Rigsby and husband Mark of Gaithersburg, MD; three grandchildren, Eric Rigsby, Kevin Rigsby and Katie Rigsby; a great grandson Austin Rigsby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Silvious was preceded in death by four brothers, John Silvious, Lawrence Silvious, Ben Silvious and Carl Silvious; and a sister Nellie Marston.

A service will be Saturday at 11a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Pastor Freddie Helsley and Pastor Lana Irwin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock with Military Honors by Massanutten Post 2447 V.F.W. Edinburg and Muhlenberg Post 199 American Legion Woodstock.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Golladay, Frank Golladay, Roger Bynaker, Rusty Proctor, Roger Lloyd and Merced Chavira.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Brethren Church, P.O. Box 483, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842, Blue Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or Shenandoah County SPCA, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.

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5 Condolences to Ollie Austin Silvious

  1. Candy LoPresti says:

    We will miss you! You were a great uncle and a wonderful man.

  2. Barbara and Roger Lloyd says:

    Ollie was a wonderful man and a pillar of Liberty Brethren Church where he taught the adult Sunday School class and served as moderator of the church for nearly 50 years. He was respected by all who knew and loved him. He also was my supervisor at the local apple packing house where I was employed for four seasons. Ollie was a true Christian man and will be deeply missed by his church family and his many friends and relatives. May our Lord be with his family and friends in their sorrow.

  3. Joan and Rusty Proctor says:

    May God Bless the family of Ollie Silvious. He was a wonderful person and a inspiration to our family. We will miss him, a kind compassionate Christian person.

  4. Dave and Janice Casto says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Ollie’s passing and our thoughts are with Polly and their family. Ollie was the backbone of Liberty Brethren Church and the “glue” that held our Church family together. Our hopes are that the members will take comfort from each other and, of course, our Lord. It is very hard to be so far away and unable to put our arms around you all. We are there in spirit and although our hearts are heavy, we will cherish our memories of Ollie.

  5. Benjamin C. Buckley, Col, USA, Ret. says:

    I met Ollie 7-8 years ago at a Company L, 21st Inf Regt reunion. Later, as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Program, I interviewed him at his home about his experience as a rifleman in the 80th Infantry Division in WW II, and then as an Inantry Platoon Sergeant in the 24th Infantry Division during the Korean War. Both interviws can be seen at the Library of Congress. Ollie was a courageous soldier, and a true gentleman devoted to his lovely wife Polly and daughter Linda. It was my privilege to know Ollie and his family, and to be present on August 6, 2011 when he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service as a combat infantryman in France during World War II. My wife Carol and I extend our condolences to Mrs. Polly Silvious, their daughter Linda, and to all Ollie’s extended family.