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William Henry “Bill” Carver Sr.

2022

Obituary

William Henry “Bill” Carver Sr., 92, reunited peacefully with his wife, Betty “Bets”, on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

He was a resident of New Whiteland, Indiana for over 60 years.

Bill grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Manual High School.

Bill proudly served in the United States Army – even guarded the hanger at Roswell in 1947, but that’s classified – and after the military was a Supervisor for many years at Carrier Corporation (Bryant Heating & Cooling) Indianapolis, Indiana and finally retired from Advantage Manufacturing (industrial fabrication) in Greenwood, Indiana.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin, Indiana and was active in The Knights of Columbus.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman who taught his children and grandchildren to love the outdoors; fishing, hunting for mushrooms, birdwatching, and looking for old relics on the side of country roads.

His love of sports included bowling, in which he achieved two ABA sanctioned 300 games in the 1970’s and 80’s, and pitching horseshoes, which he competed in at the Senior Olympics in Canada in the 80’s. He also was a fan of and enjoyed watching IU Basketball, the Indiana Pacers – “Boom, baby!” – the Cincinnati Reds, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indy 500, horse racing, and playing cards with family.

Survivors include six children, William H. (Darlene White) Carver Jr., Gloria K. (Doug Asbury) Gebhart, Alisa A. Guinnup, Dale W. (Rebecca) Carver, Denise Elene Carver, and Amy Jo Carver; seven grandchildren, Jacob Guinnup, Kaleb (Jaime) Guinnup, Adam and Aaron Gebhart, Savannah and Cheyenne Carver, and Jordan (Danny) Robertson; six great-grandchildren, Jazilyn Guinnup, Adalynn and Abel Gebhart, Zoey Gebhart, Griffin Guinnup, and Iris McKimmy.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Betty R. Carver, his parents, four sisters, and great-granddaughter, Jarrah Guinnup.

The family’s wishes are to have a private celebration of life event and at a later date hold graveside services at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Bill’s cemetery monument or by contacting the funeral home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel.

729 N. US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. 317-535-6880. www.jessenkeller.com

 

A Note from His Kids

In a recent conversation with our father, he shared with us some of his favorites:

What was your favorite thing about mom? – Her mind.

What was your favorite thing to do with mom? – Go mushroom hunting.

What is your favorite song? – “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes”.

Who is your favorite actor? – The Duke.

What is your favorite color? – Amber.

What is your favorite flower? – All of them.

Who is your favorite baseball player? – Yogi Berra.                                                                 

Which is your favorite racehorse? – Seattle Slew.

 

Beer in hand, off to the races, you go dad…

We all love you.

 

 

 

 

 

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