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“Sam Tarver was, and still is my hero. We sent many happy times together when we visited him, and aunt May on our many visits from Lincoln United...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cunningham Hunter - Lincoln

“Heather, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Regina Bailey - Kaufman, TX

“Rest in piece, Uncle Sam......Tell Ester I said hell-o and we miss her. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Frankie Salamone - Red Oak, TX

“Mr. Tarver was such an awesome and patient man. In my opinion, he was the best Little League Baseball Coach EVER, and I was fortunate enough to be on...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Paul F Vavra

“I went over to the Tarver's in my Senior year, Sam gave me his financial advice about buying CD's. He was one of the nicest people I knew. I am...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ray Brown - Forest Lake, MN

“Rolling around, squealing and giggling in the back of Sam's combo truck/camper when he took Heather, Blair and I to any game or competition we needed...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brigette Crossland - Lake Whitney, TX

“Sam was such a caring person, I remember the times he and Mae were a part of our family gatherings and the smiles they brought to all of us. His...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Camp - Mineola, TX

Sam Tarver

Born August 11, 1927 in Franklin, Texas and went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2012 in Kaufman, Texas. Preceded in death by parents James L. and Elpha Ann Tarver and 7 siblings. Survived by his loving wife May Tarver, son Ronald Tarver, daughter Melissa Scott and husband Brian, daughter Heather Fear and husband Al, son Blair Tarver and wife Renee, 7 grandchildren Jennifer Anderson Tarver and husband Chris, Ryan Hawkins and wife Sally, Amber Bishop and husband Chad, Tyler Luker, Jake Tarver, Davis Tarver and Nathan Tarver, 2 great grandchildren Dove Harper Hawkins and Pascal Anderson Tarver and brother Ray Tarver. Sam loved to work with wood and was excellent at refurbishing furniture and was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need whether he knew them or not. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Saturday November 17, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Chapel with Dr. Al Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in the Court of Valley View.

The Twenty-Third Psalm

The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for His name' sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence
of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the
days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Because I Care
by May M. Tarver

Make me laugh when I am sad,
Make me strong when things get bad.
Give me strength along the way,
I will help my friends, come what may. Because I care, I stopped to pray.
I will give my thanks to God each day
Because my heart is full of love,
We are all God's children.
We all have a place in this wonderful world. So don't be sad, your friends are near. I will be strong and hold your hand to help you through whatever you fear. And someday soon you'll understand that after the rain, the sun will shine and all your troubles will be left behind. Then you will know the lesson I have learned.
Because I care and stopped to pray,
I will give my thanks to God each day.