Guest Book for John Ray Carver, Jr

Provided by McCommons Funeral Home

Posted by: Lindsey Duvall
Mon September 09, 2013
You were truly a great asset to the community as well as a wonderful person! Thank you for your friendship all of these years with my family! You will be missed dearly!

Posted by: Jerry & Jean Holland
Mon September 09, 2013
I was shocked to get this news. I am deeply saddened at the loss. My prayers and condolences go out to Cindy and the rest of his family. I had a lot of contact with him through the Concours Owners Group and we all thought the world of John. You will be missed. Jerry

Posted by: Norm Walton
Mon September 09, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. Norm Walton COG 7011

Posted by: Eddie Minter
Mon September 09, 2013
I was saddened to learn of John's passing. I met John through the Concours Owners Group and considered hin a good friend. He will certainly be missed. Cindy and family, you will be in my thoghts and prayers during your time of grief. God Bless!

Posted by: Victor Salisbury
Mon September 09, 2013
So very, very saddened by John's passing. Way too early for such a generous and wonderful person. The Salisbury's

Posted by: Lane Harrison
Mon September 09, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. COG has also suffered a great loss of a real gentleman It was an honor for me to know and ride with him.

Posted by: Betty Jo Evans
Mon September 09, 2013
Dear Family, God Bless all of you at this time. May you find confort in knowing he is with the Lord. Betty Jo

Posted by: Reid Yeargan
Mon September 09, 2013
So sorry to hear. John was one of the first people I met in the Concours Owners Group. No one was a stranger for long with John. Prayers for Cindy and the family. Godspeed and and ride on John

Posted by: Sibley Bryan III
Mon September 09, 2013
Dear Family, Mr. Carver will be missed. He was a great man with a huge heart, a bright spirit and an infectious laugh who was always kind and honest to me. He was a wonderful champion for the education of the children and the future greatness he saw in our community. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Christie James
Mon September 09, 2013
Sad to hear of Mr. Carver's passing. He was in education for all the right reasons. What a good guy! My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell
Mon September 09, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Posted by: Jo Poole
Mon September 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go to John's family. May all of their wonderful memories together help to sustain them in this time of grief. It was such a pleasure in knowing John through COG, he was a friend and such a gentleman. Jo

Posted by: Bob Dombrowe
Mon September 09, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with John on the COG 2014 National Team for over a year. John was always focused on how he could make things better and created the video for next year's National even after he had a stroke and just wouldn't give up. He shared a lot of stories during this time and we realized, not only was he a very talented individual, but in general an all around good guy willing to do whatever it took. God Speed John.

Posted by: Ann Wilson
Mon September 09, 2013
Cindy and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless each of you.

Posted by: Ricky, Cathy, and Kelsey Duvall
Mon September 09, 2013
JR and family, we are very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by: Jan Hallman
Mon September 09, 2013
To the Family of John Carver, Wow...words just don't come. Mr. Carver was an extraordinary person. Our oldest had the pleasure of being one of his students at GCHS and I had the pleasure of working with him at GCHS. There will not be another one like him. May you ride the big motorcycle in the mountains of Heaven. You will be missed. RIP Jan & David Hallman, Josh and Robert Holliday

Posted by: Jack Ferguson
Tue September 10, 2013
John was a good friend and while we haven't seen each other for a while I felt a loss and a void in the world when I first learned of his passing. He was always willing to help out friends new and old and his presence will be sorely missed in the years to come. My prayers are with Cindy, April, and Angela. Godspeed John. Go quietly into Red Dawn.

Posted by: Don Norwood
Tue September 10, 2013
Our paths crossed a few times in past years via motorcycle events or trips. My thoughts and prayers with the family during this time. Helen Keller - "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." My next ride I will lower my back pegs to take John Ray along in memory.

Posted by: Davilyn Rainwater
Tue September 10, 2013
My condolences to the Carver family. I enjoyed working with John at Greene County High School. He was intelligent, funny, and did a lot of projects with his students. He was greatly respected by our community as evidenced by his election to the Board of Education. He will be missed.

Posted by: JIM CULP
Tue September 10, 2013
John was my mentor and my friend. I will miss him a lot. My thoughts and prayers for his family. God speed John. TCARS.

Posted by: Judy White
Tue September 10, 2013
My prayers go out for you all. Johnny was unique, a one of a kind person. He often allowed me, his little cousin, to tag along when my brother Donald didn't want me. To this day, I can see him carrying his pet rooster, yes a rooster, around Mammy's house. No one else could catch that fool rooster, but he always let Johnny carry him around. Johnny will be missed.

Posted by: Vivien Carver
Tue September 10, 2013
I am shocked at the sudden passing of my cousin. Johnny was always such fun to be around and of course if it was a machine he was a genius. Although we did not get together often, I will surely miss his smile and good stories. Praying for the family during this difficult time

Posted by: winona sanders hildabrand
Tue September 10, 2013
My grandmother Betty Holder was John Ray Carver Sr. Sister, she lived in Allen County, Scottsville,Ky. Johnnie and I were closer when we were young. I was Betty's Grandaughter that she raised. Just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. The last time I saw him was at the Carver's Homecoming in Glasgow he rode up on his motorcycle. He looked so happy and full of life. You will always have the great memories.

Posted by: Deborah Long (Locklin)
Tue September 10, 2013
Will miss you, John. I could always count on you for good old common sense and a smile at GTCHS. This world won't be the same without you! I hope you are now enjoying your heavenly bike with the angels.

Posted by: Carmen Evarts
Tue September 10, 2013
RIP brother in law .... We have shared many good times over the will be truly missed by all that knew and loved you. My heart felt condolences to his beautiful family.... I love you all

Posted by: Tony & Lori Smith (Ivy & Zach)
Tue September 10, 2013
Mr. Carver will be sorely missed! Our heartfelt condolences go to all of your family during this time of loss. May God bless you as we keep you in our prayers.

Posted by: Robert Elliott
Tue September 10, 2013
Was shocked to hear this. May he find the roads he will now be travelling endless fun. May his family find solace in that he is in a better place. I also wish to offer my condolences to his wife and family. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. TCARS John, we will miss you.

Posted by: Ted & Judy Adcock
Tue September 10, 2013
Just got the news that our Buddy John was gone. My heart is aching, hard to type. Going to miss him. But, I KNOW John has gone to a better place. Anyone with that kind of spirit,,, is there. We'll be thinking of him when we ride. Bless you John. Ted & Judy

Posted by: Bob Pappalardo
Tue September 10, 2013
Peace be with you and your family. It was a pleasure to have known you, even for such a short time. The Concours Owners Group will be a lessor place without you.

Posted by: Dixie & Jack Younkin (Carver)
Wed September 11, 2013
So sorry about the passing of Johnny, will sure miss talking to him on Email. A lot of good memories growing up & family gathering. Hadn't seen him in a long time, he rode up on his motorcycle at the Carver Reunion, it was a good surprise. One thing I will always remember as a child, I,m 8 yrs older, Aunt Hazel would have me to watch him out playing, if Johnny saw sand, he would pick it up & eat it like candy. And playing in the little creek by their house. He was a great cousin. Love & prays . Dixie & Jackkj

Posted by: Page Burt
Wed September 11, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure of meeting John, but I heard so many wonderful things about him, I felt like I knew him. Much love and light.

Posted by: Tim Dobbs
Wed September 11, 2013
I had the pleasure to know John for 15 years in the Greene County School System and am very sad to see such a great person leave this world. John was a true warrior for the students he taught and came in contact with. He always wanted the very best for the students and demonstrated it through his career as a educator and as a board member. My feelings go out to the family. We can all take comfort that John is in a much better place. We will all miss you.

Posted by: Verley Sue Dotson
Wed September 11, 2013
I always enjoyed hearing about your bike trips and the pleasure you reaped from your journeys as the wind whispered and howled. This is the John that loved the earth in all its beauty. As you taught, you transferred that beauty to your students and your co-workers. Ride on and fill the sky with laughter.

Posted by: Reeca Carver
Wed September 11, 2013
It is just so hard to believe that another generation in the carver family has passed on. I am so sorry we never got an opportunity to come see you all at the lake. I remember the day Cindy and John got married. I can still see him driving up to the Carver Reunions on his motorcycle and taking the older cousins for a ride. He was in his glory, smiling from ear to ear. Always felt we had a close bond with our education in Career and Technical Education. He will be missed. Do keep in touch and May God bless each of you in the days ahead.

Wed September 11, 2013

Posted by: Tom Sills
Thu September 12, 2013
Tom Sills has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Posted by: Robyn Gaiotti
Thu September 12, 2013
I came to know John Carver while I worked with his daughter, April, here in Tallahassee. We sat side by side at dance recitals, weddings and family gatherings. I did not know him well, but I could see clearly that he was a kind, generous man and he loved his kids and grandkids. I feel grateful to have met him and I know he will be dearly missed. Blessings and love to the extended family. Robyn

Posted by: Holiday Inn Johnson City TN
Fri September 13, 2013
The staff and Management of the Holiday Inn send our condolences to the family, many friends and his associates at the Concours Owners Group.

Posted by: Bonnie Potts Brumfield
Wed September 18, 2013
So sorry to hear of John's passing. Graduated in 1962 with John! Bonnie Potts Brumfield

Posted by: Carolyn Smith Holliday
Thu September 19, 2013
Sorry to hear about your loss. I was a high school classmate and graduated with John Ray in 1962 in Glasgow, Ky. My sympathy goes out to all of his family.

Posted by: David C. Hicks
Sun November 24, 2013
I only just learned of John's passing. The world is a lesser place without him. He was truly one of the "good guys." He and I shared many roads together on our two-wheeled adventures. I will miss you, John!