David Leroy Carver Sr.

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020

David Leroy Carver Sr., 67, of Bath, passed away peacefully at Vidant Beaufort Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy A. and Phyllis J. Carver.

He is survived by two sons, David L. Carver Jr., of Wilmington, and Christopher S. Carver and wife Esther, of Honolulu, Hawaii; three brothers, Carlton Carver, James Carver and Stephen Carver, all of Washington; and two sisters, Linda Clark, of Washington, and Mary McRoy, of New Bern; four grandchildren, Rowan E. Carver, Kai-Noah Carver, Benjamin F. Carver and Okina B. Carver. He is also survived by his former wives, Gloria S. Carver and Wilda G. Carver.

David was a man of many accomplishments. He loved his family and friends passionately.  David and his father, Leroy, co-founded Carver Machine Works. Together, they were innovators in industrial pump repair. David loved the water, and especially loved to be fast on the water. His first speed boat was named Thumper, and many folks in Washington remember hearing him tearing up and down the river. David is still a world record-holder in the unlimited outboard class with his beloved boat, Skywalker. David was a very generous, kind man and everybody who knew him, loved him.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at Oakdale Cemetery, with           Dr. Greg Barmer officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Pall bearers include Bill Nunnally, Bill Koonce, Wallace Selby, Fenner Wallace, Sam Willard and Wayne Woolard; honorary pall bearer is Bill Myers.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation are handling the services.