Samuel (Sam) Tarver was born on June 24, 1935, in Phenix City, Alabama to the late Rogers and Anna Tarver. He was the youngest of six siblings all who were grown and married once he became a young man. All his siblings and their spouses have preceded him Bob Tarver, Eugene Tarver, Solomon Tarver (Annie Pearl), Roosevelt “Bill” Tarver (Theresa) and one sister Lula Jackson (Jimmy).
So much can be said about our Dad! Not only did he stand out as an entrepreneur before it became trendy, he was a dedicated and fervent prayer warrior. Through three generations, we could hear him early in the morning praying, for family, friends, church members, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a true believer in the power of prayer, and being on your knees and in the presence of God. Not enough could ever be said about Deacon Tarver, and his love for God. It was this foundation that he led his family - with deep and unshakable faith.
To know Samuel Tarver was to know joy, love, and faith embodied. To spend time with him, was to know God’s warmth. To be in his prayers, was to stand on the faith of our ancestors. There are no tears of sorrow, only gratitude for a life well lived, and with no regrets! He patiently waits for his Beloved to join him in Paradise after 65 years of marriage – Mrs. Jean Tarver. Samuel leaves his legacy to be carried on by his two children - Michael Tarver and Tanya Tarver–Howell and a devoted daughter-in-law Robin Tarver. He was deeply loved and respected by his grandchildren – Tiana Renee Massaquoi (Victor), Ryan Jean Tarver, Timothy Luke Howell (Kyarra), and Chelsea Theresa Casey Tarver. Great-grandchildren – Taylen, Tanier, Sheridan, Takaiyah, Jordan, McKenna, Tyler, and Londyn. Surviving Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Williams, Feannia Point, Rosetta Holmes, Marlene Point Elizer Ford, and Fay Suddath (deceased). Surviving Brothers-in-law: Donald Point, Esaw K. Point and George Point (deceased). His very dear friends Deacon Melvin Whitfield and Deacon Doug Owens. A host of friends that called him “Uncle Sam or Dad Tarver, close cousins, nieces and nephews representing the DC, Maryland area, Phenix City Alabama, Lima Ohio, Austin Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Boston Massachusetts and Florida.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Pridgen Funeral Home Chapel
Public Visitation: 12 - 1 pm
Service: 1 pm
(Due to restrictions, the service will be for invited attendees only but all are welcome to join the family via the live stream link which will be found at the end of the obituary page the day of service)
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