Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Pastor Donald Sonntag.
Music: Donald and Carmen Sonntag - duet.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Chandler, Mike Martin, Bob Wise and Eddy Thurman.
Ronald Merlyn Carver passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:02 a.m. at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. Ron grew up in the rural Perry area and was a 1963 Mark Twain High School graduate. After high school, he attended two years at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Ron worked a couple years in the mailroom at A P Green Refractories after getting out of college. He then was a loan consultant at Tower Loan Company for several years. Ron got his insurance license and became an agent for the Farmers Insurance Company in Vandalia for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church and was also active as a member of the Vandalia Lion's Club. Ron helped provide photos and memorabilia for the Vandalia Historical Society and the museum. He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar and writing music. Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending garage sales.
Born: September 19, 1945 in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Althan Lloyd and Geneva Lucille (Clark) Carver.
Married: Betty J. Graves (1965 - 1974).
Survivors include: one daughter, Cheryl R. and husband, Darrell Hobbs of Perry; one son, Chris A. and wife, Shelly Carver of Mexico; longtime companion, Beatrice E. Tallman of Vandalia; three grandchildren: Nicole M. Luckett and Megan E. Luckett both of Perry and Mason A. Carver of Mexico.
Preceded in death by: parents.
Memorials are encouraged to St. John's Lutheran Church, Mexico-Audrain County Relay for Life Team or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee