Glynn Doyle Carver, age 92 of Amarillo, Texas died November 3, 2019. Funeral services will be held for Thursday November 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Southwest Church of Christ 4515 Cornell St, Amarillo, TX, with Brent Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.
Mr. Carver was born June 15, 1927 near the town of Shamrock, (Twitty,) Texas to the late Floyd B. Carver and Bessie L. Henderson Carver. Mr. Carver was raised on a farm near Kelton, Texas. He attended and graduated from Kelton High School in June 1944. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corp., traveling to Japan to take civilians and supplies to Japan. The ship brought U.S. troops to the homeport of Settle, Washington. He made five trips to Japan. He served in the U.S. Army from December 5, 1945 to July 10, 1947. In the fall of 1947, he began attending West Texas State College (WTA&M) to major in history, education and school administration. In December 1947, he was sitting in the college cafeteria with three of his friends eating lunch. When he looked up to see who was coming into the area, he saw a beautiful red-headed girl. He stared at the girl a moment and told his friends that was the girl that he was going to marry. He met the girl that was to be his soul mate, and, after a courtship of 19 months, they married on September 2, 1949. In the fall of 1950, he began teaching and coaching in the Sanford Ind. Sch. Dist. He coached junior high football, baseball, and both boys and girls basketball. He played semi-pro baseball in the summers and after school. In the fall of 1951, he was hired to coach high school baseball at Panhandle High School, in addition to other coaching and teaching duties. He served in those various coaching and teaching duties until the summer of 1964. In 1954, he became a born again Christian and worked with congregations in Fritch, Panhandle, Amarillo Southside and Amarillo Southwest. Glynn continued to play semi-pro baseball until 1963, playing for Canyon, Panhandle, Groom, Dumas, Coors of Amarillo, and the Borger baseball teams. He played catcher and was a pitcher for the last seven years. He umpired baseball in Amarillo and the surrounding area until 1970. In the fall of 1964, he was chosen to be the elementary principal to open Rolling Hills Ele. School. He served in this position until the fall of 1970. He moved to the River Road Jr. High School as the principal and served until 1975. In 1975, River Road School District starting building a high school one grade each year; Mr. Carver was high school principal and helped to graduate the first class of seniors in the spring of 1978. After 1978, he became the school’s Special Education Director. He retired in the spring of 1985. Gilda, his wife, taught in the elementary school for River Road for twenty years. After 20 years, she retired in 1985. In 1985, both started to travel in a 30 ft. motor home. They traveled to all states except Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, even making it to Alaska and Hawaii. They spent most of their winters in South Texas in Weslaco, Harlingin, Pharr and McAllen until circumstances forced them to remain in Amarillo. Glynn was a good, loving husband and tried to instill Christian habits and Christian principles to their three children.He was preceded in death by both father and mother; his soul mate wife; and three sisters, Wenna Rea Macum of Spring, Texas, Fern Scott of Amarillo and LuJean Syrus of Amarillo. Survivors include a son, John Carver of Amarillo; two daughters, Debra Clemens of San Angelo, Texas, and Diana Whalen of Amarillo; one brother, Mike Carver of Burden, Kansas; five grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be sent to High Plains Children’s Home, at P.O. Box 7848, Amarillo, Texas 79114-9990.