Ronald E. Carver
Leesburg, Fla. — Rev. Ronald E. Carver, 85, died Oct. 11, 2012 after a brief period of declining health.
Born in Owls Head, Jan. 24, 1927, he was the son of John and Harriet Moorlan Carver.
Educated in local schools, he enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to graduating from high school. Following his discharge, he graduated from Rockland High School with the class of 1945. He then attended and graduated from Providence Bible Institute of Rhode Island, Fuller Theological Seminary and Taylor University in Indiana.
On Aug. 19, 1950, he married Constance Hatch in Brunswick.
He was ordained at the First Baptist Church in Rockland, on Nov. 9, 1956 with the Rev. Charles McDonald and Rev. Ed Barram officiating. He served churches in Bristol, Vt., Claremont, N.H., Tarrytown, N.Y. and Everett, Mass. Also he taught college in Burlington, Vt.
In 1994 he retired to Leesburg, Fla.
Rev. Carver was predeceased by an infant daughter, and two brothers, John Wiley and Robert Carver. He is survived by his wife Connie of Leesburg; three daughters, Linda Rigall and her husband Rick of Drum, Pa., Shanese Gempf and her husband Conrad of London, England, Freya Fickett and Dan of Monmouth; two sons, John H. Carver, Brett Carver of Los Angelos; one brother, Horace Benner and his wife Gloria of Rockland; sisters-in-law, Mildred Willey and Helen Carver both of Owls Head; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Rigall, Jeremy Rigall, Craig Rigall, Kathryn Gempf, Alistair Gempf, Shane Pickett and India Rose Pickett; eight great-great-grandchildren, Iliana, Jaron, Tobias, Emma, Abigail, Micah, Saralyn, and Ryder.
A memorial service was held Oct. 16 in Lake Harris, Fla.