Emmett Fulton Carver Jr.

July 22, 1930May 12, 2019

Emmett Fulton Carver, Jr. went to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, May 12, 2019, just shy of his 89th birthday. He was born to the late Emmett and Nellie Carver of Covesville, Virginia.

Emmett was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Florence Oliver Carver and sister Dorain Campbell.

He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Angie and Dennis Sheffer and Vicky and Barry Thompson. Two grandchildren, Matthew Sheffer, Casey Owen and great-grandson Elijah Fulton Owen. Cousin, Allen Carver and his wife Page. And companion Sandy Bingler.

After graduating from Red Hill High School, Emmett enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served in the 47th Air Police Squadron. During that time, he was stationed in England, Germany and served in the Korean War. Shortly after retiring from Sperry Marine, he decided to drive a school bus for Fluvanna County, where he took personal responsibility for each student on his bus route. Emmett always took pride in his manicured yard and spotless vehicles. He was a member of the American Legion Post #74 in Keswick. Emmett was an active member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church where he and Sandy made weekly visits to shut-ins and nursing home residents, many of whom they did not know.

Spending time with his family brought Emmett much joy, especially time spent with Matt, Casey and Eli. He enjoyed cheering on Eli at his baseball games. Emmett was a true southern gentleman. Kind and devoted, who gave of himself in times of need especially providing 9 years of caregiving to his wife Florence during her battle with Alzheimer's.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to: Hospice of the Piedmont in memory of Emmett Carver, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911.

A special thank you to these compassionate caregivers who took exceptional care of Emmett in the weeks leading up to his passing: J. Kyle Swingle, MD and Michael Longo, MD at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Deveryn Bailey, FNP and the loving staff at the Center for Acute Hospice Care, 2965 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Va.

After a private burial, a celebration of Emmett’s life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, 2:30 p.m., at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Troy, VA.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Betty Givens

May 17, 2019

Precious memories of this young family when Emmett and Florence were faithful members of a young church (along with their children Angie and Vicky) as it was just beginning in Charlottesville, VA. in the 60's. It was a joy to serve alongside with them. Our deepest condolences to Angie, Vicky, family and friends. Don and Betty Givens

Tracey Doniel

May 15, 2019

Vicky and Angie,

Sending you loving thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. So many memories of time spent in your mom and dad's home on Camellia Drive. Your dad was such a wonderful man and will surely be missed by all he leaves behind. Wrapping my arms around you both.

Much love,

Margaret Johnson

May 15, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Emmett’s passing. Ed worked with Emmett at Sperry for many years and we both have fond memories of the times we spent together. More recently, we appreciated his thoughtful phone calls and visits during Ed’s recent illness, We both send our condolences to the family.

Ed and Margaret Johnson

Kim Lancaster

May 14, 2019

Sending love and prayers to Vicky and Angie. I have many fond memories of Mr. Carver from spending time at your house when we were in elementary school, and being at church together. He was always joking around with us, and I felt very welcomed by him and your mom. I remember being so happy to see him when he came to my mom's funeral visitation--his warm smile and kind words gave me such comfort. Praying you will find peace in your many great memories-you were blessed with a great dad!

Kim (Cress) Lancaster

Brenda Brown

May 14, 2019

Dear Angie & Vicky
You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Uncle Emmett will be missed he was a special uncle.
I can still remember the good times as a child going to his home.
we had some great times.
Uncle Emmett was always loving and kind.
Brenda, Roger ,Tina Brown
And Family