Joseph Boyce “J.B.” Sarver

Joseph Boyce

“J.B.” Sarver

CROWLEY – Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Northside Assembly of God, Crowley for Joseph Boyce “J. B.” Sarver, 72, who died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 7:15 a.m. at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Mr. Sarver was a native and lifelong resident of Crowley.

Mr. Sarver became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1970 and later became co-owner of five nursing homes in Lafayette and Texas. He was a successful businessman with a generous heart. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and friends. He prayed the Prayer of Salvation during this short illness and the family has received much comfort knowing he is with the Lord.

Rev. David Baudoin officiated the services. The family requested visiting hours Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Mr. Sarver is survived by his wife of 51 years, Willie Belle Lyons Sarver of Crowley; four sons, Guy Sarver and his wife, Cheree, of Carencro, Greg Sarver and his wife, Brenda, of Crowley, Jody Sarver and his wife, Missy, of Scott, Jamie Sarver and his wife, Julie, of Lafayette; his father, Mims Sarver of Lafayette; four sisters, Gwen S. Petry and her husband Jeff, of Crowley, Peggy S. Smith and her husband, Jimmy, of Rayne, Linda S. Foreman and her husband, Glenn, of Ridge, Terry S. Billeaud and her husband, Danny, of Scott; three brothers, Lonnie Sarver of Crowley, Danny “Bubba” Sarver and his wife, Myra, of Crowley, Don Sarver and his wife, Sherry, of Crowley; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and friends.

Mr. Sarver was preceded in death by his mother, Inez S. Sarver; and one grandson, Kanaan John Sarver.

Pallbearers were Shannon Sarver, Jared Sarver, Cody Sarver, Trevor Sarver, Ryan Sarver and Kenneth Guidry.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Lafayette General Medical Center for their compassionate care of Mr. Sarver during his illness.

The family requests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Baton Rouge La. Office, 2644 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 122, Baton Rouge, 70816.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.

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