Stanley Eugene McCarver
Stanley Eugene McCarver, 73, of Jasper, passed away on Fri. April 21 at Ridgeview Healthcare. Family will be receiving friends on Thurs., April 27, from 5-7:00 p.m., at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in Jasper. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel. Graveside Memorial will be held Sun. April 30 at 2 p.m. at Franklin Memory Gardens in Russellville, Ala.
Stanley was born on July 19, 1949, in Decatur, Ala. He was a 1967 graduate of Russellville High School and a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a degree in secondary education and counseling. Stan began his career at East Limestone High School, before retiring and continuing to work as a counselor at Saltillo High School in Miss. and eventually retiring for good from Memphis City Schools in Memphis, Tenn. His career in education spanned more than 40 years. Stan was an avid singer and performer in community theatre and other entertainment.
He was the original and longest running Dr. Andrew Kaiser in “The Incident at Looney’s Tavern” in Double Springs, Ala., a member of the choir and soloist at First United Methodist Church in Russellville, Ala. He sang at many functions and churches throughout the years. He was also known for his gardening and cooking skills, especially his “Ma Lena’s Spaghetti and Gravy.” Stan and his mother, Sylvia, served at Russellville High School for more than 44 consecutive years combined.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil E. and Sylvia V. McCarver.
He is survived by his son, Brent McCarver (Dana) of Jasper; granddaughters, Jordanna Gunter (Chase) and Katie McCarver; great grandsons, Barret Gunter and Beckham Gunter and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a newly formed scholarship fund for RHS students, The McCarver Family Memorial Scholarship.