Reverend David H. Shaver

Feb 03, 2014

Retired Methodist Minister

LAKE JUNALUSKA — Reverend David Harold Shaver, 85, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at The Homestead.

A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and a former resident of Florida, he had resided at Lake Junaluska since 1995.  David was the son of the late Milford and Hortense Crocker Shaver.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. The Rev. Shaver received his undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College and attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  He was appointed a minister in the United Methodist Church Florida Conference where he served numerous churches for over 50 years.  In addition to his career as a minister, David was an avid reader, loved to travel and also enjoyed music and history.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Bussey Shaver; one son, David Mark Shaver of Zephyrhills, Florida; two daughters, Deborah Scavelli and her husband, Dave, and Mary Bowles and her husband, Ron, of Waynesville; one brother, Milford Gail Shaver and his wife, Susan, of Asheville; one sister, Marilyn Warrick and her husband, Mark, of Brunswick, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Garrett, Mackenzie, Jaxon, and Lauren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville with the Rev. Sanford L. Giles officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to MedWest Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC  28721.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An on-line memorial register is available at