Kenneth W. Carver, Sr., age 78, passed away on November 13, 2020, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. He was born on October 28, 1942, to Winston and Lillian LaVerne Carver in Dallas.
Kenneth grew up in Irving and graduated from Irving High School. He married Linda Roundtree on March 23, 1968, in Cumby. Ken managed a fast-paced job at Motorola in their semiconductor division overseeing their configuration and documentation department, which allowed him to travel around the world. He enjoyed his world-wide travels, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures during his career.
Service to others was important to Kenneth. He volunteered as a fireman and first responder in Bastrop County. Ken had an amazing mechanical ability; he could literally fix anything that ran on diesel or gasoline. He also enjoyed restoring older vehicles. Ken enjoyed ranching and raising Red Brangus cattle. Ken and Linda were blessed to be able to travel and see many sights throughout the United States.
He is survived by his wife, Linda and son, Kenneth Wayne Jr., Grandsons: Kyle Wayne Carver, Kristian Carver and wife Cheryl, and great-grandson Thomas. Brother Wendell Carver and wife Brenda; Sister-in-law Retha & husband Jack Cooke; and Patsy Roundtree; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The graveside service will be conducted by Bro. Tim Hearn, at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Owens Funeral Home will be open Monday for informal viewing through the day.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association in Wolfe City, Texas.