A Celebration of Life Graveside service for Timothy R. “Jake” Olson, 48, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Olson passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born July 11, 1968, at Brainerd, Minnesota, to Larry and Marion Ward Olson. On April 20, 1991, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Lisa Harris Olson. At the age of nine years old, Jake started his concrete career laying concrete blocks at the Glass Sword Theater with his father during the summer. By the age of fifteen he had finished his first concrete floor by himself. In his spare time he worked nights at McDonald’s until graduating from West Plains High School in 1986 at which time he joined his father full time working side by side playing in the mud. In 1994 he bought the family business, Olson Construction, continuing on his father’s reputable legacy. Mr. Olson served on the Glenwood School Board for seven years. Jake had a zest for life, laughing every day, even through the worst days. He had a special love for his family and friends and lived every day to the fullest, with an amazing sense of humor. He was an avid reader, loved cooking, all water sports, mustangs, guns and especially spending time with and picking on his boys.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Olson, of the family home; two sons, Jacob Olson and girlfriend, Gretchen, and Thomas Olson, all of West Plains; his parents, Larry and Marion Olson, Elizabeth, Arkansas; one sister, Tamey Clements and husband, Kent, Aurora, Colorado; one brother, David Olson and wife, Amanda, State of North Dakota; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Laura Harris, Rick Harris, Pamela Harris and Catherine Caetano; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends that he loved dearly.
His grandparents, one nephew, Shawn Meziere, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard Dale Harris and Hazel Harris, precede him in death.
A visitation, with heart felt memories encouraged, will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.