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John Ray Caver

July 3, 2015

Funeral for John Ray Caver, age 71, of Punkin Center, will be at Southwest Baptist Church in Hartselle, Tues., July 7, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Bryan Blass and Bro. Dewitt Crow officiating.

Burial will be at the Stroup Family Cemetery in Punkin Center.

Visitation will be on Mon., July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.

Mr. Caver died Fri., July 3, 2015, at the William Green VA Nursing Home in Bay Minette. He was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Morgan County to Joel Murph and Tressie Caver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Murph and Tressie Caver; one sister, Fay Caver; and one great-grandson, Alan Shelton.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Fay Caver of Hartselle; a brother, Joe Caver of Falkville, a sister, Helen Gibson (Howard) of Priceville; four sons, Ricky Caver, Patrick Caver (Rebecca) of Decatur, Jason Caver of McCalla, and Joel Caver of Hartselle; four granddaughters, Summer Caver, Bethany Shelton, Haley Caver and Lauran Caver; five grandsons, Zac Caver, Jordan Caver, Brayden Caver, Brody Caver and Beau Caver; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Caver was a member of Southwest Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was retired from the Decatur Fire Department after 27 years of service. John Caver was lifetime member and one of the founders of Punkin Center Volunteer Fire Department. He was one of the first local Emergency Medical Technician in this area after receiving training through a TVA program around 1974. Mr. Caver was a dedicated servant of his community. He was very active in the local baseball programs, schools, PTA and other community programs. He was an active member of the Wheeler Basin Camping Club. He enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren participate in sports and school events. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Zac Caver, Jordan Caver, Brody Caver, Brayden Caver, Beau Caver, W. C. Brown, Darrell Shelton, Patrick Kelly and Howard Gibson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Decatur firefighters and Punkin Center Volunteer Firefighters. He will be buried with full firefighter’s honor.