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In Memory of

Joseph Dewitt Carver

June 1, 1933 - May 8, 2017

Obituary


"JD" went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday May 8, 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83.

He was born in St. Charles, AR, and proudly served in the US military for 40 years. During those years he was a member of the U.S Army as well as the NC Army National Guard. He served as the Battalion Community Sergeant then as the Battalion Medical Sergeant. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6 awards), the Army Occupation...

"JD" went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday May 8, 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83.

He was born in St. Charles, AR, and proudly served in the US military for 40 years. During those years he was a member of the U.S Army as well as the NC Army National Guard. He served as the Battalion Community Sergeant then as the Battalion Medical Sergeant. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6 awards), the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Army Professional Development Ribbon (3 awards), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the North Carolina Service Award (6 awards) and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3 awards). Upon the completion of his military career, he served for 27 years in the US Postal Service retiring as a Postmaster.

JD was a founding member of the Cape Fear Church of Christ. He was very active in the church and volunteered his services as much and as often as he could.

JD was actively involved in the community. He served as a Band Booster for Southview High School, a soccer coach for Hope Mills Parks & Recreation and served as PTA President for Cumberland Mills Elementary School.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Diana Victoria Carver; sons Joseph (Kim) DeWitt Carver Jr, David (Julie) Benton Carver, and daughter Diana Elizabeth Smith; grandchildren Sara Carver, Katy (Will) Thornberry, Diana (Andreas) Bjorkman, Kristen (Stewart) Meney, Kate Williamson, Timothy (Veronica) Smith Jr., and Emily Carver; 11 great grandchildren; and siblings Charles (Jean) Henry Carver, John (Barbara) Westley Carver, Mary Dixie Woods, William (Carole) Amos Carver, Floyd Eugene Carver, Lauratte (Ray) Ellen Christine, Elberta (Jerry) Sue Grisham, and Lee (Fonda) Oliver Carver Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Lee Carver and Ida Mae Henderson Carver and siblings Thomas Lee Carver, Robert David Carver, Millard Leon Carver, and Nellie Mae Black.

In lieu of flowers the family requests live plants which will be given to J.D's family so they may have a living memory.
A memorial service will be held on Monday May 15, 2017 at Cape Fear Church of Christ located on 3808 Village Drive in Fayetteville, NC at 7 p.m. The family will greet friends after the service.

The interment, with full military service, will be Wednesday May 17, 2017 at Sandhills Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

God's Garden
"God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home."