Beloved Texarkana restaurateur Joe Neal Oliver dies at 79

Owner Joe Neal Oliver is seen working in the kitchen at Cattleman's Steak and Seafood restaurant in this 2020 photo. Oliver, whose father opened the restaurant in 1964, died Feb. 26, 2024. He was 79. (Gazette file photo)
Owner Joe Neal Oliver is seen working in the kitchen at Cattleman's Steak and Seafood restaurant in this 2020 photo. Oliver, whose father opened the restaurant in 1964, died Feb. 26, 2024. He was 79. (Gazette file photo)

TEXARKANA -- Those who knew Joe Neal Oliver are quick to point out his wit, public engagement and business savvy -- qualities they say they will miss.

Oliver,

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