Mr. J. Cameron Carver, 86, of Ruffin, entered into rest Friday morning, April 30, 2021, at his residence.
Born September 17, 1934 in Ruffin, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Clyde Cameron Carver and Mamie Lou Crosby Carver. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was a retired general contractor. He was a member of Ruffin Baptist Church. Cameron was born a year after the Great Depression ended. Although he did not live during the depression he was raised by a mother who did. His mother, Mamie Lou Carver, was twenty five years old when Cameron was born and she had just spent four years squeezing pennies to supply a roof over her family’s heads and putting food on the table. Cameron placed great value on the importance of money but this never superseded the value of his family. He married Jenny Hughes Carver on January 23, 1960 and they had five children. He spent the next seventeen years in the insurance industry before moving to Alaska with his family. Cameron and Jenny lived in Hoonah Alaska where he owned and operated a construction company for thirty years before retiring and moving back to Ruffin South Carolina.
His retirement allowed him to return to his childhood passion, farming. He and Jenny spent many years planting, harvesting and putting away a variety of vegetables and fruit. While farming was very important, Cameron’s true passion was strengthening his relationship with Jesus Christ. He diligently started each day with bible study, reflection and prayer. Cameron prayed daily for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and he will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Surviving are:his wife, Jenny Hughes Carver of Ruffin; children, Eric Carver (Julia) of Alaska, Amanda Ryder (Mark) of Alaska, and Lisa Carver of New Mexico; grandchildren, Candice Hackworth, Jennifer K’Ville, Danielle Ryder, Bryan Ryder (Amy) Kolte Cameron Dalton-Carver, Kylie Dalton (Shannon); and great grandchildren, Amelia, Jordan, Kaitlyn, and Bryson. He was preceded in death by a son, David Carver; and a daughter, Veronica Hackworth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ruffin Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 2021 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment will follow in Smyly Cemetery, in Ruffin. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation at 1 o'clock prior to the service.
ARRANGEMENTS BY: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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