Jack C. Culver, 86, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011, at his home in Palm Bay, Fla. Jack was born November 17, 1924, in Orlando, Fla., to Texas and Ernest Culver.

On December 8, 1944, in Kissimee, Fla., he married Alma

Marie Baker. They had five children.

In August of 1959, Jack moved the family to Jacksonville, Ore., where they raised their children.

Jack had worked in construction for 18 years in the Rogue Valley when he retired. With his children grown and on their own, Jack and Marie moved to Idaho in 1976, where he built his dream home, a log cabin on five acres. They enjoyed

living there for a number of years, but with the bitter cold winters they decided to move back to Florida in 1984. Jack built their last home in Palm Bay, Fla. Jack Culver was a very powerful man who was the Rock of his family and his friends as well.

He was always ready to lend a hand or help anyone in any situation. He believed in the Lord and set a good example for his children.

Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Culver;

children, Jack and Jona Culver, of Libby, Mont., Gloria

Godley, of Central Point, Ore., Betty and Jim Park, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Kathy and Ken Donnelly, of Eagle Point, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was

preceded in death by his parents; a brother; two sisters; his son, Gary Culver; grandson, Gary Culver Jr.; and son-in-law, Larry Godley.

A celebration of Jacks life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the home of Betty and Jim Park and Marie culver in Palm Bay, Florida.

Jack will be forever loved and missed deeply by his family and friends.

Daddy we love you very much but we know you are in heaven now, and we are rejoicing with you.