George William Carver

November 21, 1938February 6, 2021

George William Carver, 82, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on February 6, 2021. He was born in Ashdown, Arkansas, on November 21, 1938, to George Hayes Carver and Tressie Griffen Carver. George worked as a salesman for Standard Sales for several years; however, when he met Sara Lou Watts, his life path changed and became one that many people will remember him by. On April 1, 1967, he joined with the Watts’ family business and purchased Watts Burger #1 on South Grant in Odessa, Texas, from Sara’s mother. He would go on to spend the next four decades working the grill during lunch runs and then as he grew older, relocating to a barstool where he would answer the phone to take call-in orders. George was the proud father of two sons, Don and Kyle. He loved taking them on fishing trips and spending time at the lake. Although he could not swim, he would spend hours driving the boat pulling the boys on skis. George could often be found behind the wheel of his motor home. He loved traveling and took his grandchildren on several road trips. He loved seeing new places and meeting new people. George loved to speak his opinion and he shared it boldly. He never hesitated to tell you that your opinion was wrong. There was also a side of George that was gentle and caring. George loved Sara with all of his heart. He often brought her flowers, helped her fix her hair when her shoulder was hurt, and even signed a card, “Thanks for the first 49 years. I love you.” After 60 years together, Sara passed away in January and George would not be left behind. Twenty days after her passing, George took his last breath. His love for her was a testament to their life story. George was preceded in death by his parents, his sister MaryAnn, his brother, Jim Bob, and his wife, Sara. He is survived by his sister, Margie McDowell, of Texarkana, Arkansas; son, Don and wife, Cindy of Amarillo, Texas; son, Kyle and wife, Sharon of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren, Broc Ball and wife, Amanda, Savannah Carver, Kyleigh York and husband, Cody, and Kolton Carver and wife, Ashley; as well as 4 great-granddaughters, Alexa, Hadison, Bellamy, and Bexleigh, and one great-grandson, Wrangler James. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th, at 1:00 PM at Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home, 601 N. Alleghaney, in Odessa.


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Mark Weaver

February 9, 2021

George lived across the street from me in Weatherford, Tx. I loved him and sara. Beautiful people. When George would see me come home he would get on his golf cart and come over. We would talk for an hour or so. Any time i would have to go see a client i would call him and take him with me. He always loved that. He was my friend. You both will be missed dearly. God Speed.

Pat and Phil Jimmerson

February 8, 2021

As cousins, we got to see each other often growing up when Buck lived in Odessa, TX and I lived in Andrews, TX. After growing up, our lives took different directions and we did not keep in touch as much, only seeing each other when he came to Texarkana to visit his mother and sisters. We have spoken on the telephone a couple of times over the last couple of years. I will cherish the memory of our telephone conversation we had when I called to wish him a Happy 80th Birthday. He and Sara will be missed, but I am sure they are happy to be together again. To Don and Kyle and families, Phil and I are sorry we will be unable to be there during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Pat and Phil Jimmerson
Texarkana, TX

Montie Aylor

February 7, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Buck and Sara Lou's passing. We visited with them a few years ago in Weatherford. We had dinner at Boo Rays one of their favorite restaurants. It was a great time of reminiscing for cousins Jim Aylor and Buck. Lots of stories some true, some maybe not... Jim asked Buck if he recalled the time as kids when Jim threw him into the city pool, almost drowning him. The life guard rescued Buck. Maybe that is the reason he never learned to swim.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your fond memories bring comfort and peace.