Merle G. Carver

January 25, 1946 ‒ November 20, 2008

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Merle G. Carver, age 62, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

Merle was born on January 25, 1946 in Mansfield to George M. and Jeannette (Harding) Carver and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1965. Following graduation, Merle entered into the NAVY serving during the Vietnam War era.

He was employed at J&B Acoustical and retired from the Ohio Carpenters Union Local #735. He was also a member of New Life Church of Christ.

Having a love for nature, Merle enjoyed picking mushrooms and berries and just simply being outdoors. He enjoyed woodworking as well as working with friends on mechanical projects. Above all Merle loved his family and always placed their needs above his own. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Merle is survived by his wife B. Elaine (Byrd) Carver whom he married on June 9, 1972; four sons and a daughter-in-law Brian and Sarah Carver of Bellville, Adam Carver of Fredericktown, Devin, and Justin Carver of Bellville; grandchildren Kierstyn, Kaitlyn, Alana, Allyssa, Christian, Emma, and Jayden Carver; brothers and sisters-in-law George and Peggy Carver of Lexington, Edward and Connie Carver of Bellville, sisters and brothers-in-law Helen and Dan Neel of Mansfield, Nancy Stewart of Bellville, and Debra and Dan Troyer of Bellville; his father-in-law Marvin E. Byrd of Bellville, a special aunt, Dell Moore of Mansfield, sister-in-law Jodie and her husband Daren Johnson of Bellville, a special cousin Scott Albro of Mansfield, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, as well as special pets Tanner, Buckeye, and Princess.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister M. Diane Carver.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Merle Carver will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 6 pm in the sanctuary of New Life Church of Christ, 195 West Durbin Avenue, Bellville, Ohio 44813. Pastor Steve Kistler will officiate

Memorial contributions to the Merle Carver Memorial Fund may be made at the church.