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Jimmy Ray Carver

November 18, 1951 — September 18, 2022


Jimmy Ray Carver, age 71 of Gillham, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 18, 1951 in Pampa, Texas to the late J. D. and Gladys Staley Carver.

Mr. Carver was a member of Shepherd's Chapel Church in Gravette, Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also known as a “fixer,” as he was a mechanic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Robby Carver, grandson R.J. Carver, four siblings Quanah Carver, Barbara Farmer, Shelia Sisemore and Ricky Carver.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Taylor Carver; three sons Jimmy Dale Carver and wife Jeannette, Shane Carver, Wade Carver and wife Ashley; his daughter Becky Carver; a brother Boyd Dwight Carver; two sisters Janice Herring and Mary Jones; grandchildren Jazzmyn Carver, Savannah Roberts, Cidny Pettigrew, Austin Terry, Gabe Carver, Mack Carver, Gavin Carver, Amari Davis, Skyler Davis, Mark Carver, Shenã Davis, Chelena Browning, Christopher Manasco; as well as a number of great-grandchildren, other family and friends.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

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