Carl ‘Allen’ Driver Jr.


Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006


  Carl 'Allen' Driver Jr.

Carl 'Allen' Driver Jr.

Longtime Soldotna resident Carl “Allen” Driver Jr. died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, surrounded by family following a brief battle with cancer. He was 47.

Memorial services will be held held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Soldotna Church of God, 105 Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna. Pastor Alan Humphries will officiate. A reception and memorial potluck will immediately follow the services at the church. For information on the reception, call Amanda at 260-3240.

Mr. Driver was born January 2, 1959, in Cleburne, Texas. He moved to Kenai in 1965 and had lived in Soldotna, Nikiski and Anchorage. He was a graduate of the Kenai Central High School. He was employed by Doyon Drilling on the North Slope for the past several years.

“Allen had so many wonderful qualities. He always had a get it done attitude. Allen loved his kids dearly and they were his world. He loved his job and has always been known by many as a very hard worker. Allen was a very loving son, big brother, uncle and father. Growing up in the Kenai and Soldotna area, Allen had made many longtime friends. He will be truly missed and remembered by all. He loved fishing, snowmachining, movies, gardening and landscaping and playing Little League baseball when he was younger. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a very talented artist including painting, welding, free hand drawing and metal art sculptures,” said the family.

Mr. Driver was preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Driver Sr.; and grandparents, Drivers and Forsythes.

He is survived by his mother, Joy Doyle of Soldotna; sons, Dalton and Drake Driver of Nikiski; daughters, Hailey and Holly Driver of Nikiski; brother, Grady Driver of Bothell, Wash.; sisters, Debbie and her husband, Don Haberthur of Soldotna and Denice (Doyle) and her husband, David Tourtellot; niece, Amanda (Haberthur) Coates and her husband, David; great-niece Courtney Coates; niece, Angela (Haberthur) Hunt and her husband, Tyler; great-nephew and niece, Bradley and Haylee; aunts and uncles, Faye Dukes of Missouri, Wayne and Evalene Howell, Leonard and Louise Forsythe, Sandra Farrington, Billy and Paula Gilmore, all of Texas; many cousins in the Lower 48; and extended family members, Jerry and Patsy Haberthur, Jerry and Lisa Haberthur and Jim and Trina Doyle.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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