Richard Dow Culver, of Oakhurst, died on March 17, 2014 at the age of 78.
Mr. Culver was born Dec. 1935 in Dinuba to parents Henry and Midge Culver
He attended Roosevelt High School in Fresno and moved to Oakhurst where he spent the remainder of his life.
Mr. Culver was preceded in death by his parents Henry and "Midge" Culver; his wife Betty Kennedy Culver of 20 years.
He was the owner and operator of the family owned Culver's Backhoe.
Mr. Culver is survived by his children Richard D. Culver, Jr. his wife Kathy their sons Brian and Joshua Culver; Michael Culver and his children Michael and Melissa and their families; Rebecca R. Harrison her children Dan, Shilo and Cole and their families and daughter Linda M. Culver and her family along with nieces and nephews; step-children Sandy and Randy Stogsdill; Steven Kennedy and family; Colleen M Tedrick and family; and Shawn Kennedy and family.
A memorial was held at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church, Coarsegold.