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Melvin D. Carver

Melvin D. Carver, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2018 at his residence in Lorain.
Born March 5, 1959 to Franklin and Nellie (nee Zirkle) Carver in Lorain, Melvin lived in Lorain his entire life. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1977 and worked as a car wash attendant for the former Paige's Car Wash on Lake Avenue in Elyria.
Melvin was known for being patriotic. He enjoyed video games, including Solitaire, fishing, scrapping and working on cars. He loved to work with his hands. Above all, Melvin loved his family.
He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Tina Hendershot; children, Alanna Carver, Kelly (Shannon) McPherson, Michelle Click, Kerry Samples, Erica Watson, Debbie Samples and Kurt Samples; grandchildren, Margaret, Rebecca, Tanya, Ray Jr., Chelsea, Joshua, Zach, Marissa, Kaleb, Mercedes, Jason, Anthony, Damian, Chris, Seth, Codie, Garth, Jeremy, Jeylann and Robert; great grandchildren, Danny and Liam and brother, Larry Carver.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Carver and uncle, Gary Carver.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10AM - 11AM in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. A memorial service will follow. A private burial will be held.


AUG 9. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


AUG 9. 11:00 AM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055

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Loved by many. Very lovin respected man great cousin great friend he will be missed rip melvin

Randell and Roger zirkle - August 06, 2018 at 07:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I always had a great time when uncle melvin would go junking it was a lot of fun surly will miss him rip melvin

Amanda Marie - August 06, 2018 at 06:57 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you Melvin for always being here for all of us kids. You always made sure we were taking care of and for being the father figure that we needed. I miss you and I love you. Rest in peace dad. Love Kerry

Kerry Samples - August 05, 2018 at 08:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Carver

Vicki Shreve - August 05, 2018 at 06:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

He was always a good uncle

Ronda Ridgeway - August 05, 2018 at 03:47 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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