Jimmie Norvel Carver

July 16, 1941 - February 25, 2016

Jimmie Norvel Carver of Parker, Texas passed away February 25, 2016 at the age of 74.  He was born July 16, 1941 to Elton Carver and Vader Marie (Sims) Carver in Jack County, Texas.  Jimmie was a 1959 graduate of Bowie High School.  He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1961 through 1965. Jimmie married Nancy Young on November 11, 1961 in Bowie, Texas.  Jimmie worked for Texas Instruments as a radar mechanic early in his career.  He then continued his career with IBM as an account manager where he retired after thirty-two years of faithful service. Jimmie enjoyed football and NASCAR.  He will be remembered for his volunteering at the church and taken care of people.

Jimmie is survived by daughter Carole Merritt and husband Keith of Allen, Texas and Christi Sandell and husband Terry of Farmers Branch, Texas; grandchildren, Elisa Merritt and fiancé Adam Peabody Aaron Routt and wife Sarah, Courtney Keel and husband Joe, Christopher Routt, Lauren Davis,  and Alexis Stevens.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Carver.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 29, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment is to follow at Perrin Memorial Garden in Perrin, Texas at 3:30 p.m. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Meadows Baptist Church, Plano, Texas or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at


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I just found out about Jimmy's passing. I know the last time I saw him I was just a little girl, but I remember my Daddy Roland Carver loved Jimmy very much. He often talked about him. I have a picture of Jimmy, Nancy and the girls. I am so sorry I didn't get to know him better after I was grown. I know he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Jene't Carver Hagood, June 6, 2016 What a great man. One of giant faith, quiet strength, and great wisdom. I will hold him in my heart forever. The service today was lovely. And, I know, as the last picture in the video showed, that he and Nancy are walking hand in hand in the light of the Lord. God Bless you all .. Patti Fitch, February 29, 2016 Carole, may the peace of God be with you and your family. I have been blessed to
have had your dad as a friend for over 50 years. A finer Christian gentleman I have never met. We will all miss him very much.
Hank Bacak, February 28, 2016 Jim was one of the nicest people I ever worked with at IBM. He was a real gentleman and will be missed. Bill Harris, February 28, 2016 Thank you for your mentoring and friendship. All the positive thoughts gave all the times I needed them. May you rest and know your life and learnership brought so mush to so many. Jim Hall, February 28, 2016 I'm so so sorry, Carole. I'm thankful you were able to spend time with him. You took such good care of him and your mama. They are dancing with Jesus! Prayers of peace for you and your family. Love you! Lesli Lyon, February 27, 2016