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Derrit Scarver

August 10, 1936 April 27, 2020
Derrit Scarver
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Derrit Scarver went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his beloved children, on April 27, 2020, at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Derrit was born August 10, 1936, in Barbour County, Alabama, to James Scarver and Estelle Castelow, both of whom are deceased.
He attended A.H. Parker High School in Birmingham. Derrit joined the Army and served his country honorably. While in the Army, Derrit honed his passion for cooking. He later began his career in food services, working in various restaurants and even owning a restaurant, Sideline BBQ.

His main career was as an assistant chef at the Birmingham and Vestavia Country Clubs. He retired from the Vestavia Country Club in August 1999. Upon retiring, he relocated to his family home in Clayton, AL. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was an avid coon hunter throughout his life. He also enjoyed fishing and card games. Derrit was blessed with many gifts. His talents included building, mechanics, plumbing, electrical, real estate, and investments. His love for reading helped him to acquire knowledge in becoming an entrepreneur. He accepted Christ at a young age and attended St. John AME in Birmingham, AL.

Derrit married Zola Casselberry Scarver, who preceded him in death, on December 18, 1985. The two were wed on May 27, 1962, in Birmingham, AL. They had seven children and instilled in them the importance of hard work and education. Two of the children preceded him in death, Derrit Jr. on July 17, 1977, and Rhonda on August 26, 2018. Derrit leaves to honor his life his five remaining children, Cathy Scarver, James Scarver (Christine), Cedric Scarver, Donald Scarver (Karen), and Terri Scarver Powe (William).

Derrit was loved by many, including Gladys Scarver, who raised him as her own son after she wed his father, James Scarver. Derrit leaves to cherish his memories: daughter, Derrita Ford: his siblings, Gloria Morris, Rossie Williams, Adel Knight, Maggie Manley, Clarence Manley, and Jessie Otis Manley. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Odell Davis, Wilie James Scarver, Lee Polla Scarborough, Arthur Leroy Scarver, Acie Scarver, Marguerite Scarver, Napoleon Scarver, Rosie B., and Joe Manley. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Christopher, Mecca, Derritt, Sarah, Amir, Aliyah, Cedric Jr., and Myiah Scarver; brothers, Zoland and Asher Powe; one great-grandchild Ava Kai; special niece, Tarithia Bracey; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends

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Visitation

Friday

1

May

12:00 PM 5/1/2020 12:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/1/2020 7:00:00 PM
Poole's Funeral Chapels

1501 7th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Poole's Funeral Chapels
1501 7th Avenue, North Birmingham 35203 AL
United States

Graveside Service

Saturday

2

May

11:00 AM 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mariana AME Church Yard

966 County Rd 25
Midway, AL 36058

Mariana AME Church Yard
966 County Rd 25 Midway 36058 AL
United States

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Mariana AME Church Yard Final Resting Place

966 County Rd 25
Midway, AL 36058

966 County Rd 25 Midway 36058 AL
United States
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