Oct. 17, 1942 ~ June 22, 2012

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin for Mr. Thomas Charles Olivier Jr., 69, a native of Franklin and longtime resident of Centerville, who passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at 3:25 p.m., at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Thomas Vu of St. Jules Catholic Church will officiate the services.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam War. A die-hard LSU fan, Thomas held season tickets for over 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, worked in the oil industry for 25 years and was a high school basketball referee for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Theresa Martin Olivier of Centerville; one daughter, Trisha Olivier of Baton Rouge and her fiancé, Andrew David, of Baton Rouge; his mother, Dorothy “Dot” Fournier Olivier of Centerville; one brother, Michael Olivier of Gulfport, Mississippi; two sisters, Bonnie O. Mensman of Franklin and Kim O. Cirard of Patterson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Olivier Sr.; and one nephew, Shane Burke.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 12 p.m. until Mass time at 2 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation (225) 765-5951 or online at or to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (225) 215-1202 or online at

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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