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Garver, Robert E. July 21, 1931 - July 19, 2020

Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

9:00 AM

Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery


CMH Hospice or Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery

Robert Earl Garver was born on July 21, 1931 to Clarence and Janie (Devenney) Garver at Roscoe, MO.  He passed away on July 19, 2020 at his home in Humansville, MO.

Earl joined the United States Air Force in 1951.  He was stationed in Salina, Kansas where he met his wife of 66 years, Elnora Maier Garver.  Earl and Nora were united in marriage on October 3, 1953.  This union was blessed with five wonderful sons: Tommy, David, Ronnie, Bob and Dennis.

Earl spent his life on the family farm, where he raised pigs and cattle.  Earl and his partners, Raymond Hensley and Dave Freeman, started the 4-County Feeder Pig Auction at the Humansville Sale Barn and operated the business for 14 years.  Earl served as Presiding Commissioner from 1991-1995.  He was an avid outdoorsman, coon hunter, turkey hunter and had hunting dogs all of his life.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, brother Glen and sister Clara Belle Oberly.

He is survived by his wife Nora, sons Tommy and wife Wanda, David and wife Teresa, Ronnie and wife Julie, Billy Bob and wife Wendy, and Dennis and wife Myra; 16 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.



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    Gladys Smith says

    I am so very sorry to her of Earl passing. He was a special guy. Especially liked working with him in the courthouse. Blessings and hugs to all the family.

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    Phillip cathy Braden says

    So sorry for your loss a very sweet man may he rest in peace now.

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    James & Linda Campbell says

    So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to the entire Garver family from the Campbells.

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    Tom & Linda Elliott says

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Randy & Brandy Williams says

    Nora, we are very sorry for your loss.Randy and I have ate many dinners with you guys. He will for sure be missed.

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    Tammy Akers says

    I am so sorry, please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Susan Garver says

    Sorry for your loss.

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    Donna Houston says

    I am sorry to lose Earl. We always were good friends when he was in the courthouse and we worked together. I’ve seen him quite often in Smiths since he left and he always was the same. My thoughts go out to all of you. He will be missed. Donna Houston

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    Cherie Weant says

    Sorry to hear about Earl. He was a good man and a good Brush Creek neighbor.

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