Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN


Charles Joe Carver

September 28, 1942August 30, 2020

Charles Joe Carver, age 77, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. He was born in Dry Creek, West Virginia, a son of the late Charles Lee Carver and Naomi Bradford Carver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Isaacs; one brother, Ted Carver; two sister-in-laws, Ruby Thompson and Eva Sumall; and two brother-in-laws, John Dougan and Mel Bright. Joe was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the USS Forrestal. During his time of service, he received the following decorations and citations: National Defense Service Medal. He married on June 13, 1971 in Asheboro, North Carolina, to Linda Sue Dougan. In 1973, he and Linda moved to Johnson City and in 1981 became the owner of Dairy Queen in Gray until January of 2020 when they turned the business over to their son.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda Carver; two sons, Robert Carver and wife Julie, and Dennis Carver; two grandchildren, Taylor and Callee Walters; four brothers, Bill Carver and wife Phyllis, Jim Carver and wife Loretta, John Carver and wife Renee, and Tom Carver and wife Ann Marie; one sister, Mildred Pratt and husband Mervin; one sister-in-law, Mary Bright; two brother-in-laws, Donald Dougan and wife Brenda, and Tim Dougan; and several nieces and nephews. Committal Service and Interment will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Garden of the Cross at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Military honors will be rendered by Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Navy Funeral Honors team.

The family would like to express their thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses at Johnson City Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital for all their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Washington County EMS, 296 Wesley Street, Johnson City, TN 37601 or to the Johnson City Fire Department, 603 Bert Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Charles Joe Carver and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.


  • Linda Carver, Wife
  • Robert Carver (Julie), Son
  • Dennis Carver, Son
  • Taylor Walters and Callee Walters, Grandchildren
  • Bill Carver (Phyllis), Brother
  • Jim Carver (Loretta), Brother
  • John Carver (Renee), Brother
  • Tom Carver (Ann Marie), Brother
  • Mildred Pratt (Sister), Mervin
  • Mary Bright, Sister-in-law
  • Donald Dougan (Brenda), Brother-in-law
  • Tim Dougan, Brother-in-law
  • Mr. Carver is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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  • Committal Service & Interment

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Charles Joe Carver

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Robin Roberts

September 2, 2020

Sending our condolences.Joe will be missed. Charridy and Robin Roberts

Billy Poore

September 1, 2020

Joe gave me my first job in 1989 Thank you for helping me out into the job force Prayers for the family. Sincerely Billy Poore

Bryan Parshall

September 1, 2020

Joe was always like a father to me. I will always think of him that way and he will be missed. He was a great man and every life he touched is better for it.

Kimberly Minor

September 1, 2020

Prayers for the family. Joe was my boss at Dairy Queen in Gray. That was my first job. He was a good man and will always be remembered.

B.C. Gillenwater Sr

September 1, 2020

Charles was a good friend of mine and my son B.C. Gillenwater Jr.. He was very nice, caring and friendly. He will be missed dearly. Prayers and blessings go to his family and friends.

Christina Reeves

August 31, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a sweet man. I always said working for him at Dairy Queen was the best job I ever had. He will be so missed.

Deanne Jenkins

August 31, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Loved working for Joe at the Dairy Queen. He was a fun and kind boss to work for. Prayers for the family

Angela Markin "Musser"

August 30, 2020

My thoughts & prayers are with you, Linda, Robert & Dennis as well as many family & friends


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