Robert "Bobby" Lloyd Carver

December 18, 1978September 9, 2021

Robert (Bobby) Lloyd Carver passed away on September 9, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Hospital at the age of 42. He was born in Baton Rouge and spent most of his life in Baton Rouge or New Orleans. He is survived by his parents, James and Doris Carver from Baton Rouge, LA; his brother Jeff and sister-in-law Cathy Carver from Birmingham, AL; his niece and nephew Claire and Joel Carver from Birmingham, AL; his aunt Carolyn Setliff of Little Rock, AR; his uncle Robert Guinn from Charlotte, N.C. and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother and Grandfather Ruth and Lloyd Loveday, his Grandmother and Grandfather Lorena and Clark Carver, his aunt Evelyn Guinn, his aunt Clarene Carver, and his Uncle Lamar Setliff . Bobby was a physicist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from LSU where he majored in Physics and Astronomy. He then received his Master of Science degree in Materials Science from Rice University, and his PhD in Physics from Rice University. He was employed by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center as an Academic Medical Physicist. He was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU. Bobby was a Renaissance man; learning was a passion for him his entire life. He loved learning not only about science but also about the world in general. He enjoyed tutoring young people in numerous subjects, particularly in science and mathematics. He loved sports. He enjoyed LSU football; however, his favorite football team has always been the University of Notre Dame, and his favorite professional team was the San Francisco 49ers. He cherished his dogs, Delahaussaye and Bella. He loved the time he lived in New Orleans where he enjoyed play-ing poker, participating in Mardi Gras activities, and attending music festivals. Bobby had many medical challenges during his life. Despite those challenges, he was a compassionate, thoughtful person who enjoyed spending time with his friends and whose sense of humor was a special gift. A celebration of his life will be conducted by Rev. Brady Whitton and Rev. Katie Simpson at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM with visitation at the Church from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, burial will follow at Green Oaks Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses and other staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Hospital, especially the Special Disease Unit, for their compassion and care. Bobby would have wanted people to consider becoming organ donors because the kidney donations by his father and brother added so much to his life. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, and online condolences may be given at


  • James and Doris Carver, Parents
  • Jeff Carver (Cathy), Brother
  • Claire Carver, Niece
  • Joel Carver, Nephew
  • Carolyn Setliff, Aunt
  • Robert Guinn, Uncle
  • Mr. Carver also leaves numerous cousins to cherish his memories.

  • Corey Falcon, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Empson, Pallbearer
  • John Gibbons, Pallbearer
  • Ben Saxton, Pallbearer
  • Tony Blanchard, Pallbearer


  • Visitaiton

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Robert "Bobby" Lloyd Carver

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Marilyn Johnson

September 15, 2021

I am thanking about you today I wish I could have been with you , I love you and I am so sorry I hope you feel like talking later Just want you to know I love you and you are in my prayers

Lacey Poore

September 14, 2021

It is with heartfelt sadness, I extend my sympathy to the family of Bobby Carver.

The Bobby I knew became my daughter Cathy’s brother-in-law and later
Uncle Bobby to Claire and Joel. Bobby was loving, respectful and thoughtful
as my husband and I had the opportunity to interact with him at Carver family gatherings.

I found Dr. Carver to be a gentleman and a scholar sharing his knowledge for the sake of others.

My utmost respect for this young man, that despite serious health issues, lived life to the fullest. May he rest in the arms of our God. Amen

Katie & Buzzy Leithead

September 13, 2021

Dear Doris, Jim & Jeff,
Cousins are so special! Family is a special gift from God. We are both so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Please know that our prayers are with all of you. Our love to you, as you go through this difficult time.
Katie & Buzzy Leithead

Ken Hogstrom

September 13, 2021

I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Bobby for the past 12 years, first as a postdoctoral fellow, then as an academic medical physicist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Bobby was a key member of our electron beam therapy research team. Also, as adjunct LSU assistant professor, he taught and mentored numerous graduate and undergraduate students, always thoughtful and good natured. His strong understanding of radiation physics allowed him to develop and maintain computer codes important for our research. I had the honor of coauthoring with Bobby 12 peer-reviewed journal articles, a textbook chapter, and one US patent. His contributions were key to discovery of new methods for cancer patients treated with electron beam radiotherapy. He will be missed as part of our team and graduate medical physics program. His parents and family have my sincerest condolences.

Steven Betts

September 12, 2021

Jim, Doris and Jeff,

We are truly saddened to learn of Bobby's death. We have very fond memories of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout days with your family, as well as the days in the Friendship class at Broadmoor Methodist. Bobby was always part of the functions we enjoyed together. We pray that one day, the fond memories of Bobby will replace the sadness of today. We know that you are very proud of his accomplishments, which are very impressive. He will be missed by many. Take Care; Steve and Jennifer Betts

Cathy Dawson and family

September 12, 2021

Bobby was the “baby” of all of the cousins. I enjoyed watching him grow up. He always made us laugh. Even though Bobby was incredibly smart, he was also very humble and personable. His love for life and great sense of humor will be missed by many. I love you Bibb!❤️ Cousin Cathy