Willard Lee Carver was born on January 2, 1917 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Winnie Mae (Beakett) Carver and Jessie Levi Carver. He passed away March 21, 2011.

The family moved around the country wherever work was available. He married Mary Alice Crammer to whom five children were born, Margo Thomas of Goodman, Missouri, Nedra Clark, of Grove, Oklahoma, Butch Carver of Afton, Oklahoma, Kathy Calvin of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, and Marsha Smith of Noel, Missouri, who all survive along with their families and Pearl, his wife of twenty years.

Willard was a world War II Veteran afterwards working wherever and at whatever was available to support his family.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Services are entrusted to Worley-Luginbuel funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.