Robert Glynn Carver, from Toledo Bend, LA, went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2018. Glynn was born July 20, 1936, to Harley and Ethel Carver in Rochelle, LA. He graduated high school from Georgetown in 1954. He earned a B.S. from LA Tech in 1958, M.S. from LSU in 1960 and his Ph.D. from LSU in Biology in 1962.
After receiving his Ph.D., Glynn went to teach Biology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. and later became Department Head. Because of his love of fishing, Glynn left McNeese in 1972 to pursue interest in the tackle industry. In 1973 Glynn Carver started Mister Twister revolutionizing the fishing lure business. Some of his lure designs are still in use today. In 1981 he sold Mister Twister and moved to Toledo Bend, LA and opened Sabine Manufacturing. At the time of the factory’s opening there was few businesses located in the area. Sabine Manufacturing, at one time the largest soft plastics manufacturer in the country, served as an anchor for future businesses on the lake. Toledo Town and Tackle was started as a result of Glynn’s vision for Toledo Bend.
As an avid hunter, Glynn hunted all over the United States and the world and was always willing to talk hunting with anyone who would sit down with him at Toledo Town. He was a former member of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and also served on the Board of Directors for the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce. A figure on Toledo Bend for over 35 years, Glynn was instrumental in helping the community thrive and grow.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Ethel Carver, his wife of over 25 years Ann Carver, and his brother Al Carver of Minden.
Surviving him is his son Curt Carver of Toledo Bend, daughter Cathy Grigg and son-in-law Kim of Athens, LA, step-son Keith Wigger and his wife Angela of Woodbine Georgia, grandchildren, Josh Ellis, Krystal Ellis, Cathryn Ellis, Sarah Specht and her husband Joshua, Christopher Ellis, Jacob Ellis, step-grandchildren, Kristy Wigger, Keegan Wigger, Kyle Wigger, Korey Wigger, Kelsey Wigger, a host of nieces and nephews, great grandchildren, and Bubba “Goat Head” Carver and Cookie Carver.
A Celebration of Glynn’s life will be held on Monday October 1 at 2:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA with Pastor Deeann Johnson and grandson Christopher Ellis Officiating with Pastor Dee Anders performing the graveside service at Toledo Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mark Carver, Matt Loetscher, Jerry Thompson, Randy Walker, Elwin Walker, Phillip Harwell and Honorary Pallbearers Dudley Carver, Stan Reeves, Warren Cason, Mark Burgess, Calvin Jones, and Jerry Murray.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Terry McDonald for everything she has done for Glynn and his family.