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Bert ClaverDecember 10, 1945 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 71)
Bert Claver, 71, of Pineville, Missouri passed away suddenly, July 10, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR. He was born December 10, 1945, the only son of Elbert Ray and Eunice Delia Lowe Claver.
He grew up in Texas and worked in the oil and gas industry there for the majority of his life. He was well known for his hunting and guiding skills; could shoot with the best, and loved to show off his quick “drawing” skills. He was an avid fisherman and used his uncanny abilities and knowledge to bless others by showing them the joy of the outdoors. He was patient when taking someone hunting or fishing for the first time. He would tirelessly bait their hooks and remove the fish they were sure to catch!
In his spare time he made custom knives and liked to tell about his knives used in several movies. His motto was: "If you can draw it, I can make it!"
There were many requests to BBQ his famous brisket and burgers and he enjoyed doing so for friends and family.
Bert was a very wise man with lots of wisdom and good common sense, honest and real - what you see is what you get!
Two of his favorite quotes of wisdom were: "There are not three halves in a day” also "Good intentions seem good, profit little, and accomplish nothing."
Bert was very hard of hearing. At times, he produced moments of hilarity with his mispronunciation of words and misunderstanding of conversations. One of his favorite cakes was a pina colada cake, which he pronounced "Pink Enchilada Cake." Ibuprofen was pronounced "Ibudoben!" Toys-r-us was pronounced "Toys-r-ruk." One grandson was called by the incorrect name for several years, because he heard "Clinton" instead of "Trenton". The list could go on and on.
The most important event in his life, was when he came face to face with God. At the age of 27 years, God miraculously filled him with His Spirit and he began his walk with Him and continued steadfastly in the gospel until the end. His favorite scripture is found in John 1:12-13
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Howard Knippers.
Bert was never afraid to show his tender heart, express his love, or smother you with his great big bear hugs. He will be greatly missed by the family he loved very much; his childhood sweetheart and wife of 53 plus years, Sandra Claver; his three children, Bert Ray Claver of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Laura Eunice Nitsch and husband, Spencer of Broken Arrow, OK, Tammey Shaffer and husband, Troy of Bella Vista, AR; one step-sister, Betty Truelove of Lubbock, TX; six grandchildren, Jonathan Claver, Maranda Claver, Shara Nitsch, Trenton Shaffer, Tara Shaffer, Devin Nitsch and four great grandchildren, Chase Ildefonso, Zack Ildefonso, Blake Ildefonso, Madison Schick.
Funeral services will be at 1:00PM, Friday, July 14, 2017 at The Pentecostals of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers with Pastor Russell Hamby officiating. Burial will follow in Pineville Cemetery in Pineville, MO.
Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 7:00PM, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
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