Sarver, Lemuel L. Sr.
Lemuel L. Sarver,Sr., 93, departed his earthly home on the banks of his beloved Craigs Creek May 13 as family members surrounded his bed singing “Victory in Jesus.”
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, June Keffer Sarver; his children: J.R. (Janet) Sarver and Ned (Susan) Sarver of Catawba, and Meddie (Gene) Delp of Salem; grandchildren Pastor Lee (Cindy) Sarver, Christy (Kenny) Smith, and Sheldon (April) Sarver of Catawba, and Matt (Kim) Sarver of Roanoke; 10 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters Betty K. (Bob) Munsey of Bland and Nancy Keffer of Salem; step-grandchildren: Kim (Dave) Snead of Texas, Kevin (Tina) Keffer of Roanoke, Kendall (Renae) Keffer of Salem, Mike (Jen) Munsey of Alexandria, and Debbie (Arnie) Wimmer of Bland; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
A veteran of World War II, a carpenter by trade, and an avid fisherman, he delighted in helping others. A true Christian gentleman, he was a member of the New Hope Union Church from birth.
His family is most thankful for the assistance provided by Gentle Shepherd Hospice and his dedicated caregivers: Cindy and Sam Duncan and Della Meadows.
The family received friends at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem on May 16. The Revs. Rob Caldwell, R.C. Wagner and Lee Sarver led a celebration of his life on May 17 in the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
The family encourages memorial donations to the New Hope Union Church, C/O J.R. Sarver, 111 Sarver Lane, Catawba, VA 24070, or the charity of your choice. Friends wishing to offer condolences may do so by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.