Mr. Wilbert Carver, age 91 of Douglas, passed away Monday morning, November 18, 2019 at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Carver was born August 13, 1928 to the late Alfred Carver and the late Ruby Batten Carver. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Dell Steptoe Carver, and a brother, Lebern Carver.
Mr. Carver, a native of Coffee County, was a farmer. His church membership was at St. Illa Baptist Church.
Survivors include: Children Donna Hester and husband Jerry of Douglas, Judy Stone and husband Chester of Douglas, Kay Vickers and husband Bernard of Ambrose, and Michael Carver and wife Michelle of Douglas; brother Grady Carver and wife Frances of Douglas; sister Fannie Ruth Harper and husband Sib of Jacksonville, Fla.; ister-in-law Jeanette Carver of Douglas; special friend Terry Steedley of Walterboro, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and 10 spouses, Rusty (Tuesde) Hester, Ryan (Megan) Hester, Rhett (Courtney) Hester, Rhen Hester, Wendy (Lyle) Gaskins, Tori (Scott) Merritt, Tiffany (Lee) Bookout, Nicholas (Jerren) Vickers, Lauren (Travis) Wilcox, Lexi (Colin) Sellers and Chan (Chelsie) Carver; 19 great grandchildren and one spouse, Alia (Cirilo) Grantham, Walker Hester, Cash Hester, Hunter Hester, Laura Nell Hester, Roper Hester, Logan Gaskins, Landon Gaskins, Allison Merritt, Ainslee Merritt, Kaylee Bookout, Ashten Jewell, Nathan Hattaway, Amelia Wilcox, Carver Wilcox, Tanner Sellers, Emersyn Sellers, Easton Carver and Finley Vickers; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Illa Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Carver, Rev. Bobby Fussell and Rev. Terry Ragan officiating. The interment followed in Salem Cemetery.
Ricketson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.