David Theodore Carver, 84 years old, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2022 in St. Joseph, MO after a long illness. He was the widower of Diana K. Carver. They shared 54 years of marriage together.
Born in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of Ted and Ruth Carver and the oldest of 10 children. He and his siblings attended Holy Trinity and Northwest High School in Kansas City. David worked at Prier Brass and played in a rock band called ‘The Crew’ prior to attending MU in Columbia and UMKC. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMKC in 1969. Following college, he worked at Jen-Sal as a research chemist for 5 years, 4 years in Quality Control at B.F. Asher and then 18 years in Regulatory Compliance at Marion Labs. He then worked at Bayer Animal Health in Shawnee, KS from 1997 to 2007 when he retired.
He loved sci-fi, his motorcycle trips with his brothers, building and fixing things, and music. He was the life of every party, leading the party with his singing and guitar playing. Throughout his life, he was always very dedicated to his family and friends.
David is survived by his brother, Dennis “Dutch” Carver and his sisters Alice, Rita, Marie, and Kathy, his children Rusty (Vera) Lande, Kirsten Carver and Jolie (Jason) Riley, Grandchildren Jeremy (Jessica) and Jerad (Lisa) Hundtoft, Derrick Lande, Steven (Ashley) Lande, Matthew (Hailey) Lande, Georgia and Benjamin Riley as well as many great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mike and Patrick “Shorty”, Sisters Janis, Rosie and daughter Leslie “Mikie” Hundtoft.
Visitation will be held from 10-11:00am Saturday, August 27th at Muehlebach Funeral Care, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 www.act.alz.org/donate