Forrest S. Carver, Army veteran and retired AT&T operations director, dies

Forrest S. Carver, an Army veteran who later worked as a Western Electric Corp. manager, and later as an AT&T operations director, died Nov. 15 of respiratory failure at a hospital in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic. The former Forest Park resident was 84.

Forrest Spence Carver, son of George Carver, a Bond Bakery worker, and his wife, Roxie Carver, a homemaker, was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and moved with his family to Baltimore in 1946.


He attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and after dropping out enlisted in the Army. After being discharged, he earned his General Educational Development diploma and enrolled at what is now Morgan State University where he earned both a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business.

Mr. Carver, was a manager at Western Electric Corp.’s Point Breeze office, and was later an operations director at AT&T from which he retired in 1988.


The former Fairview Avenue resident moved shortly thereafter to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

“He liked the easygoing island atmosphere, plus it was always sunny and warm there,” said his daughter, Monique Carver of Weston, Florida.

Mr. Carver enjoyed traveling, playing cards and casino gambling. He was also a former Baltimore Colts fan.

Services for Mr. Carver were held the day after his death in Puerto Plata.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his partner of several years, Dominga Suero Acevedo; a stepdaughter, Yaritza Martinez Emilliono of the Dominican Republic; two brothers, Enoch Carver and Carl Carver, both of Baltimore; and six nephews. Earlier marriages to Percival Price and Veronica Williams ended in divorce.