Carl Martin Karber, 85, of Greenbrier, passed away at his home, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Quitman, to the late Garland Karber and Jewel Martin Karber.
He was of the Baptist faith, an Army veteran of WWII and a retired Funeral Director and location manager with years of service with Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
He is survived by his wife, Anavurl Sams Karber; his son, Jimmy Karber (Karla) of Joshua, Texas; three daughters, Cindy Ford (Craig) of Ponder, Texas, Dana Taylor (Kenneth) and Tracie Garrett, both of Greenbrier; sister, Ann Bone (Bob) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Sandi Garrett of Conway; 10 grandchildren, Randi Ford, Carl Wade Ford, Christopher Karber, Kristen Rector, Melissa Gragg, Katie Taylor, Megan Taylor, Morgan Taylor, Chance Garrett and Maggie Garrett; and five great-grandchildren, Tripp Jumper, Kenna Haley, Kinslee Holmes, Corbin Gragg and Garrett Gragg; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gretchen Karber; son, Rue Garrett; brothers, W. G. Karber and Cleon Karber.
He married Gretchen Kessinger on Nov. 14, 1948. She passed away on June 7, 1981. With the blessings of his children he married Anavurl Garrett on Nov. 6, 1982.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Conway, with burial in Crestlawn Memorial Park, with Bro. Scott Karber officiating.
Pallbearers are George Leding, Christopher Karber, Wade Ford, Chance Garrett, Jim Covington and Randy Bone.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Sept. 3 to Sept. 10, 2013