Memories of Daddy

Memories of my sweet daddy are of my lifetime. But I’ll share the past 6 years, my husband Wesley and I were his Direct Care Givers. Dad wanted to live in his own home in Jasper, Texas. Before his wife Lillian died 2014, it was okay for him to live at home. My youngest brother lived with them. Dad was blind and no longer able to drive. Wesley went to his home twice a week at lease,( a 60-mile drive, one way) to take him to town for groceries and etc. My brother drove him places or went to pick up things for him also. After his wife had died, we tried to get him to live with us. But he wanted to be at home. Late October he had a bad fall outside.Cutting his arm to the bone. We had him set up with Life Alert, but he couldn’t remember to push the button.We had to put him in a VA contracted faulty temporarily for a few months, trying to help him get use of his legs.again. We visited him at least three times a week. Finally, in August 2015, we brought him to live with us. Some of my happiest memories of him and I spending so much time together. Every night I tucked him in bed, being sure he was warm enough. I’d kiss him goodnight and tell him I loved him. Without fail EVERY Night, Dad […]

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Henry “Bud” Tarver

Henry “Bud” Tarver our beloved Father and brother, crossed into heaven on 1/30/2016 at 2:22 AM. He was immersed in his family’s love. Bud was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Thelma Tarver, and later Lillian McDonald, his most recent spouse, his sister Lou Callahan, his brother Jesse Tarver. He is survived by his sisters Lilly “Bob” Baumann, Essie Mae Stanley and brother John Tarver. Bud has 7 Children, Marjorie Vaughan & husband Wesley, Charles Tarver and his wife Cindy, Bonnie Kincell & her husband Doug, Calvin Tarver & his wife Bobbie, Delois Sims & her husband Wayne, Brenda Graham & her husband John, and James Wade Tarver. He also has many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grand Children. Bud volunteered for the Army during WW2, where he survived, living through several battles and damaging injuries. After years of tenacious fighting with our own Veterans Administration, and something his family is extremely proud of, was awarding Bud with 100% service connected disability which had been wrongfully denied him for over 50 years. Bud was family oriented providing a protective environment for his children. He was a pure outdoorsman. He trapped for food, hunting and fishing for his family and carving out a living as best he could. He offered his home and food to all that needed help. Bud’s service will have the military honors this veteran deserve. He will be buried next to his wife of 10 […]

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