Paul David Caver

December 19, 1935March 7, 2018
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Paul David Caver, 82, of Texarkana, AR passed away March 7, 2018 at a local hospital. Mr. Caver was born December 19, 1935 in Texarkana, AR. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He was an army veteran of the Korean War, retired from Red River Army Depot, and was a former teacher, principal, and a member of the school board for Texarkana Arkansas School District.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice Short Caver; daughter, Carol Caver Miller; son, Paul David Caver, Jr.; sister, Helen Caver Barkman and brother-in-law, Henry Barkman all of Texarkana, AR; brother, Bill Caver and sister-in-law, Mary Beck Caver of Denison, TX; three grandchildren and spouses, Jonathan and Jennifer Miller and their children, Henry Miller, Cordelia Miller and Margaret Miller, Michael and Hannah Miller and their son, Elliot Miller, and Anna and Steven Newton and their children, Charlotte Newton and Harper Newton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Dr. David Holder officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. at East Funeral Home - Downtown.

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March 11, 2018

Paul and I first met at 7th grade in Junior High; age 12. Quite a while ago. Through sports, our lives became entwined. We were great boyhood friends and after some "bumpy" times while graduating from AHS in 1954 we managed to hold our bond intact, though tenuous sometimes, over our long lives and distances in between. Most among his many traits, I liked his genuine smile and positive view of life and the future. As I have grown up to become an old grump, I marveled how he was able to maintain such a pleasant equanimity as the world "matured" around us. I wish him well on his final journey. Love to you old friend.. Robert

Curtis Tatom

March 9, 2018

Curtis & Debbie Tatom knew Paul from Southwest Printers. He was hard working friendly and always helpful and kind. He will be missed by all who knew him, Our love and prayers are with the family during this time.
Curtis Tatom

Chris Lee

March 9, 2018

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Prayers for you and your family.

Gerrald Koonce

March 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of riding with Paul and a friend of his to work at Red River
Army Depot during the summer of 1968 between my freshmen and
sophomore years of college. Both he and his friend had volkswagon beetles.
They talked about the costs of repairs when they had to take their cars in to the volkswagon dealership.
I did not know that he was once a teacher. I would up spending 45 1/2 years as a teacher, a coach, and a principal. I'm not sure how I wound up riding with him unless my cousin Betty Price referred me. My condolences and prayers are with his family.

Jim Roberson

March 8, 2018

I had a double dose of Mr. Caver, at church and at College Hill Elementary. He was a very good and demanding teacher. He always pushed us to be a little bit better every day. At church he was always a godly man, and it rubbed off on me. I have very good memories of Mr. Caver and I will never forget Him. Please know that I send my deepest sympathies to Mrs. Caver and the family. May God comfort and be with you all during this time.

Debby Jones

March 7, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Clairice . He was a very special man. He will be missed. May God Bless your family.

Missy Henderson

March 7, 2018


I am so sorry to hear this news. I loved your dad. He was such a great person. He could light up a room and put a smile on everyone face. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Juanite Ambler

March 7, 2018

There are people God puts in your path that complete your life. Paul Caver was one of those people. No matter the problem or the confusion, the uncertainty, the pain, and especially the joy in my life, he was there. He always had the right words to speak, and a hug, and things would become clearer. He was truly a man of God, and his life was a reflection of his firm convictions. Thank you Lord for allowing me to know and love your servant Paul. His impact on my life will always be cherished.

Daniel Sheets

March 7, 2018

Mrs Clarice & family,
I know that an outpouring of love and support will come your way, and I wanted to just make sure you knew the impact that Bro Paul had on my life. As part of the Cornerstone family I grew up in, he was always there as a pillar of our church. His friendly smile and excitement to see me was always there as a kid, and that never left. As I got older, construction projects such as the Grace church build and numerous mission trips are where he led many of us, including many young men and boys, teaching us skills and values. I was so excited when I got to work with the men. I felt that, in a way, I had finally earned my way into their (and his) confidence. I do wish I was older to take advantage of more years being with him and learning from him. Regardless, I will always be grateful for the year we worked on renovating the gas station into a church. While there, we stayed in the basement of a another nearby church. Upon leaving that week, we had to clean up our living area, which included their fellowship hall and kitchen. Bro Paul made me and another teenager clean the inside of the stove, probably because we were nimble enough to reach far into it! Safe to say, scrubbing down old grease and such was not one of the easier tasks I've had. I couldn't figure out why he had us do that. We had only been there a few days. There's no way we caused all that build up! After a while of cleaning, I got up the nerve to ask him why. He simply said, "Because boys...we always leave a place better than when we found it." In a nutshell, that's Bro Paul to me. Later as a young adult, I would attend his Sunday morning bible study when I came home. There, I got to hear and experience his heart and dedication to scripture, and his desire to share that with others. Like so many others, he has left an indelible, Christ-centered mark on my life, and the entire life of the Sheets family. We love you, and thank you for you and Bro Paul's faithfulness.
Daniel Sheets