Robert "Bob" John

July 20, 1931 - February 2, 2019

Robert “Bob” John Carriveau, age 87, of Killen, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Killen. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Brother David McKelvey and Brother Tim Akers officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Butler Cemetery.

Bob was retired from the U.S. Navy and from the FAA, where he was an air traffic controller. He was a minister for 40 years and was an accomplished boxer in his youth.

Bob was a loving father and served as an inspiration to many. He was greeted in heaven by his wife of 62 years, Darlene and his daughter, Janice Wittscheck; and siblings, Don Farr, Darrell Farr, Bette Butler, Glynn  Farr, Kenneth Carriveau, Mike Farr, Toby(Russell) Farr.

He leaves behind his wife, Wanda Gibson Carriveau; daughters, Jacquie Carriveau, Regina Forsythe and Joni Steen (Russell); son, Jerry Carriveau (Roselyn); step-son, Mike Gibson (Michelle); special son, Buck Barr (Bonnie); 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and  siblings, Carol Behnke, Marion Wiegert, Jim Farr, Darlene Moede, Bill Farr, Randy Farr, Julie Kreil, and Marge Franzen


February 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


First Baptis Church Killen, Alabama

February 5, 2019 6:00 pm

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February 6, 2019
1:00 pm

Burial at Butler Cemetery


First Baptist Church Killen, Alabama

February 6, 2019 1:00 pm

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8 Comments on “Robert "Bob" John Carriveau”

  1. Wanda, we are so sorry to hear about Bob passing away. We know you are heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the Bible’s promise at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises that one day there will no more pain, sickness or death. May he give you peace and strength during this most difficult time. We love you. JR and Kat

  2. Wanda, our love and prayers are with during this sad time. Bob was a precious person and the two of you made good memories that will comfort you. Also the words of Jesus at John 11:23-25; “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life” gives us all the sure hope of a future with those we lose in death. We love you you dearly. Ray and Toni

  3. I don’t know Bob but can say he has a very special daughter Joni Steen & family.. I am so sorry for his family & friends loss!! Love & Prayers for all of you!! ♥️✝️♥️
    Jimmy & Pat Osborne & Isaiah

  4. God speed Uncle Bob. RIP I love you and will miss you. Until we meet again for an ice cream. Your nephew Cory Kreil

  5. It is so good to remember those we have lost in death. In a sense our fond memories keeps them alive. They are also alive in Gods memory. The prophet Isaiah said that one day those in the memorial tombs will come out and have the opportunity to live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 25:8) How we yearn for that day to come soon! And how we hope that this gives you a hope for the future that will ease the pain you have now.

  6. Bro. Robert was the one who performed our wedding ceremony 16 years ago. We are so sorry to hear of his passing, he will be greatly missed. Rev. Michael and Carolyn Beck.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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