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Celebrating the life of

Curtis A. Carver, Sr.

November 06, 1930 - October 21, 2020

Curtis A. Carver, Sr.

Curtis A. Carver, Sr. passed away October 21, 2020 in his sleep after a brief illness.

Curtis was born on November 6, 1930 in Etowah, TN. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Diane; their six children, Curtis Arthur Carver, Jr. (Eileen), Michael Corey Carver (Cheryl), Louis Damian Carver, Andrea Diane Carver, Mark Derick Carver, and Kimberly Renee Carver; grandchildren, Curtis Arthur Carver, III, Gregory Andrew Carver, Michelle Lynn Carver, Bradley Phillip Carver, Brenna Marie Carver, Brett Michael Carver, Candace Donica Carver, Louis Damian Carver, Jr., Glenn Arthur Carver, Hannah Louise Carver, Mary Elizabeth Carver, William Harrison Carver, and Steven James Carver.

Curtis graduated from Savannah High School and attended Armstrong State College. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a petty officer and was honorably discharged. Curtis opened Carver Drug Store in 1952 and it was a popular stop on the way to and from the beach and a fixture in the Savannah community. After the drug store was destroyed by fire in 1968, Curtis transitioned to Culver Rug Company of Savannah and Hilton Head where later he became the Vice President and part owner. He was active in the Wilmington Island community and was heavily involved in the community and civic matters for decades. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and a former President and twice received the Man of the Year award from the Sertoma Club. Curtis was a longtime member of Nativity of our Lord and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Churches. He was very active in the building of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, serving as the Parish Council President for many years. He was also Chairman of the Building Committee. In these roles, Curtis led initiatives to build the school, church, office building, and parish center with his best friend and adopted brother, Father Patrick O’Brien. Curtis was the recipient of the Bishop Francis X. Gartland Service Award for his significant and many contributions to the life and work of the church in the Diocese of Savannah.

Curtis was an avid golfer and member of Wilmington Island Club, where he served as Chairman of the Board. He also hosted the Gin on the River Club every Wednesday night for many years. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made in Curtis’s memory to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, P.O. Box 30859, Savannah, GA 31410.

 

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Russ and I were so sorry to hear about Curtis passing. What a wonderful person he was. He was such a great help to my mother when my father was sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Diane and your children and grandchildren at this time. God bless you all.

- Gloria and Russ West, Springfield , Ga


Curtis was loved by all and he will be missed terribly our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family always love you Diane

- Harriett Dillon , Sav, Ga


I am so sorry to hear about this loss! What a great man! Prayers to all the family and friends

- Alicia Coleman , Savannah, Ga


I'm deeply sorry for your lost, Diane and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

- francesbakerbirge hannahdavis'grammie, savannah, ga 31410


Extremely saddened to hear of Uncle Curtis's passing. I already missed seeing him in passing at the beach or with Father O'Brien at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. I'm sorry I will miss the service being away. Love to Aunt D and the family. We miss you all.

- Jeremy Elliott, Owens Crossroads, AL


Dianne and family: Mary and I are so saddened to hear of Curtis’ passing. What a wonderful man and friend. Many years ago, he was my Wednesday golf buddy along with Larry Loncon and Jerry Hogan. We had such fun striving to be better golfers and falling woefully short, but we kept trying. I have known but a handful of men that I can say were universally beloved, but I can say that your Curtis was one such man. Rest In Peace my friend, Curtis, and condolences to your wonderful family.

- Jim Forbes , Savannah, Ga


Uncle Curtis will be greatly missed....I will always cherish the Fourth of July Family Cookouts we had at Uncle Curtis and Aunt Diane's House every year on the Wilmington River....

- Dena Carver Rodewolt , Newington, GA


His smile and laugh could light up a room. I trust my daddy met him at the gate in a golf cart. I wish y'all peace and strength through this difficult time. Much love to all of you.

- Lisa Michelle Loncon, WEST COLUMBIA, LEXINGTON


Kim, Steven, Diane and the Carver family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Love, Lisa, Steve, Stephen & Gabby Proper

- Lisa & Steve Proper, Savannah, Georgia


Dianne, and Family I know right now the pain is great. Rely on the many wonderful memories you have, know that many of us are praying for you all, during this time. God will see you through this. I was honored to have spent sometime with Curtis through the years, and found him always so proud of his family. D, and Glenn you are dear to my heart and know I am here if you want need me. Love, Aunt Lisa

- Lisa Weaver Taylor, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Lisa Weaver Taylor, Savannah, GA


i have many cherished childhood memories of me and my first cousins stopping at “curtis’s” on the way back from the beach with our grandmother, lena rosenzweig, of the bargain corner. curtis had worked at the bargain corner previous to the drugstore and forged strong bonds with our family. on behalf of the rosenzweig family, i offer our sincerest condolences. thanks for the wonderful memories.

- lynn rosenzweig, savannah, ga


Diane and family, it was with such heartbreaking sadness to learn of Curtis’ passing. He was truly ONE of a kind and will be greatly missed. We treasure all the wonderful, fun loving times we have shared. We love you as family and know you have lots of family and a huge community of friends but if we can do anything for you, please allow us. Russ and Diane

- Russ and Diane Abolt, Savannah, Georgia


Diane We are sorry we can not make it to Savannah, but know we will be thinking of you and your family. Always enjoyed you catching us on the cousins and what was going on Savannah. love ed & lucy

- Ed & Lucy Markwalter, Macon, Georgia


It was with great regret that I learned the news of the loss of a very special man. I join in your prayer.

- Simone Concas, Savannah , Georgia


I feel deep condolence for your FATHER.

- HASAN HÜSEYİN KANBUR , MALATYA , Turkey


It is with deepest sympathy and condolences to you, Curt, and your family for the loss of your father. Unfortunately, I know too well what you and your family are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this most difficult time. I’m truly sorry for your loss. God speed.

- Kevin McLaughlin , Wake Forest , North Carolina


We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Curtis. It was a privilege and pleasure to have known him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

- carol & Harold horton, Savannah, Ga


Kim, so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you during these dad times.

- Doug Burford, TYBEE ISLAND, GA


Curtis was such a wonderful soul and he will be missed by all whose lives he touched. I am so honored and blessed to have been able to be his nurse in the months prior to his passing. I always loved coming to see him and Diane and hear all about the family. My thoughts and prayers for the entire Carver family.

- Eileen Forbes Gardner, Savannah, Georgia


Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

- Jennifer (Gould) Butler, Honolulu, Hawaii


Diane & Family, We send our deepest sympathy & condolences to you on the passing of Curtis. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace with our Lord!

- Ron & Darlene Barta, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


A candle has been lit!

MAY CURTIS RIP HE WAS ALWAYS HELPING SOMEONE

- JOHN MELL, SAVANNAH, GA


My heart breaks for you loss. Mr. Carver was a great man and will be missed by so many. I knew him almost all my life and always enjoyed seeing him. His tall stately stance and gentle smile and words always warmed my heart and lifted my spirits. He contributed so much to the Nativity/St. Peter's church and community. I am so sorry to have missed his service. Love and prayers to the Carver Family. God bless and may His perpetual light shine upon him. -Michelle Ryan Brennan

- Joe and Michelle Brennan, Savannah, GA


My heart breaks for you loss. Mr. Carver was a great man and will be missed by so many. I knew him almost all my life and always enjoyed seeing him. His tall stately stance and gentle smile and words always warmed my heart and lifted my spirits. He contributed so much to the Nativity/St. Peter's church and community. I am so sorry to have missed his service. Love and prayers to the Carver Family. God bless and may His perpetual light shine upon him. -Michelle Ryan Brennan

- Joe and Michelle Brennan, Savannah, GA


Ms. Diane May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

- Marva Gresham, Savannah, Georgia


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900