Edwin C. Oyer

November 11, 1931 - January 31, 2023
Edwin C. Oyer

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Edwin (Quill) Carl Oyer Lieutenant USN (RET) passed away at the young age of 91 late last month.
He was preceded by his parents Edwin and Lucille Oyer.
A graduate of Woodbridge, New Jersey High School, he accumulated many college credits.
He was an avid political student, prolific writer and a 67-year Mason.
His 22 years active service in the United States Navy ending with retirement in 1973 was accomplished in pay grades E-1 through O-3 in the field of underwater mines.
He was a survivor of the Hydrogen bomb test Operation Castle on the Enewetak Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands.
Quill had tours on the USS Minotaur (ARL-15) Landing Craft Repair Ship, USS Shea (DM-30) Destroyer Minelayer, duty stations all over the USA and oversea including Guam, Italy, Scotland, Iceland and more we will never know about.
After his family, the Navy was always his passion.
He retired two more times, from the Automotive repair sector and finally after 17 years as a self-employed businessman spreading his wisdom and cheer from Williamsburg to Newport News VA.
Upon retiring the last time, he devoted much of his time to local, state and national government business.
He was an avid Gardner, a great Mole Hunter, Mechanic extraordinar and a master Devil’s advocate to say the least.
His Legacy lives on through his lifetime wife Marion as well as his sons Brian(Joy), Steven(Norma), third generation grandson Brandon (Jill) forth generation great grandson Andrew and great grandchildren Dana & Matthew Morrison.
He is survived by his brothers William “Bill”, Ronald “Ron”(Angela), many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Avalon Center in Williamsburg, VA.

Celebration of Life

Monday, February 6, 2023
4:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • February 15, 2023
    Larry Wayne Seibert1 says:
    I had the privilege of serving under LCDR Oyer in Keflavik, Iceland. He was perhaps the best Officer I had the honor of serving under. I am sorry for the lost of this outstanding Officer. May God be with his family in their time of need. Lt Oyer fair winds and falling seas. MN1 Larry W SEIBERT, USN(ret)

  • February 03, 2023
    Doris Dickerson says:
    It was my pleasure to care for Mr Quill and Miss Marion for most of last year. He was such a joy and a lil devil at times. LOL! Like turning the oven or stove off when I was cooking. HA! HA! I enjoyed listening to him reminiscing about his life growing up and his countless stories about time spent in the military. Watching him stomp the mole mounds and cleaning every leaf and pine needle off the driveway with his cane on his way out to check the mail. I will miss his smile, charm and wit. Prayers of comfort and peace along with hugs to the family. Rest in peace Good Looking.