Dale B. Garver, a beloved Christian who held a deep love for the Lord, passed away peacefully in Nashville, Tennessee on October 16, 2023. He was born on June 22, 1936, in Youngstown, Ohio to loving parents who nurtured his faith and instilled strong values in him. Dale's unwavering faith and dedication to serving others shaped his remarkable life.
Preceded in death by father, Lief Garver; mother, Lois Kohler Garver; stepmother, Alice Garver; brothers, Kenneth (Beth) Garver, Armin (Dorothy) Garver, sister, Martha (Henry) Vaughn; brother-in-law, Gilbert Weldy and sister-in-law, Ginny Garver.
Survivors include loving wife of 62 years Nancy Poeschl Garver; children, Laurie (Daniel) Hall, Linda (James) Watts, Daniel B. (Amanda) Garver; grandchildren, Owen Hall, Spencer Hall, Lauren Watts, Evan Watts; identical twin brother, Don Garver; sisters, Dorothy Weldy, Jane Johnson, and numerous friends and loved ones.
Dale's educational journey began at Boardman High School in Ohio. After graduating, he pursued higher education at Westminster College in Pennsylvania, where he received a BA degree in Accounting. This solid foundation of knowledge would serve him well throughout his 40 year career at Bridgestone Firestone.
Beyond his academic pursuits, Dale's passion for his faith shone through every aspect of his life. He wholeheartedly embraced his role as an Elder and Deacon within the church community. The time and effort he dedicated to these positions showcased his deep commitment to serving God and helping those around him. Additionally, Dale served as a Gideon Officer, spreading the good news far and wide.
Teaching was another area where Dale left an indelible mark. For many years, he imparted wisdom to countless students with care and compassion. With each passing day, he inspired minds of all ages and cultivated a love for learning within them.
While faith and music held great importance in Dale's life, he also found joy in various hobbies and interests. He was an avid sports enthusiast who particularly enjoyed tennis and golf. Whether out on the courts or teeing off at the golf course, Dale's competitive spirit was evident. His zest for life made every game an opportunity for camaraderie and friendly competition. Dale found joy in traveling. Exploring new places was an adventure that truly ignited his spirit. However, what delighted him most was sharing these experiences with his family.
As we mourn the loss of Dale B. Garver, let us remember him as a man of faith, integrity, and boundless love for his family and friends. May his legacy inspire us to embrace life with the same unwavering dedication, compassion, and zest that he embodied throughout his remarkable journey. In our hearts, Dale's spirit will forever live on, bringing comfort and inspiration to all those whose lives he touched.
There will be visitation Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10:00am ~ 11:00am with a Celebration of Life at 11:00am all at The Church at Harpeth Heights at 8063 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221