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Marvin "Bud" Carter
  • Memorial donations in memory of Marvin may be made to
  • Church of Christ
    315 E. Calhoun St.
    El Campo, Texas, TX 77437

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“Today just finding out about Mr. Bud and his passing away really crushed my heart. He was a wonderful man. Just like his wife always cheerful and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cristal Gomez - el campo, TX

“Our prayers are with you an your family. May God keep you"ll in his kind a loving arms.GOD Bless you"ll ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: ofelia torres - el campo, TX

“Sending prayers for Bud and Joyce's family. They were superlative people, and I am so glad we got to see them a few months ago. They will be missed!! ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sally Smith Ganis - Covington,, LA

“I will always remember Bud as kind and considerate to a younger cousin. He always had time to tell me a good story and to listen to what I had to...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Guy and Susan Foster - Enid, OK

“Bud was one of our favorite cousins he was a mess, sums him up pretty good, such a great person to be around we will miss him so much especially at...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gail Tonkinson - stiglet, OK

“When we look back at our lives, and think about the people who made a difference, both negatively and positively, there are those who come to the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Chris Barbee - El Campo, TX

“Joyce, Shanna and family, we are so sorry for you loss. We are grateful that we did get to visit with Bud recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: JANE & HLANSON COSSE - Violet, LA

Marvin Lynn "Bud" Carter, 71 of El Campo, passed away January 30, 2014. He was born on May 2, 1942 in Lamesa, Texas to Sam Carter and Evelyn "Tiny" Sink Foster and was raised by his mother and step-father Jim Foster.

Marvin graduated from Lamesa High School in 1960 and then married his wife of 51 years Joyce Lynn Mayfield Carter on July 4, 1962. He worked as a commercial printer for El Campo Leader News and El Campo Printing, eventually becoming part owner of El Campo Printing. Marvin was also an oil field worker for Bass Enterprise before retiring in 2001.

Survivors include his wife, daughters Shana Rodriguez and husband Leon Jr, Denise Spillman and husband Steve, granddaughters Erika Lynn Rodriguez, Jordyne Priesmeyer, grandson Brian Koudela and wife Kaylee, great-granddaughters Marissa Lynn Lara, Caitlynn Briana Lara, Kinsley Koudela, Brittany Quinones, all of El Campo, step-mother Ophelia Carter of Midland, brothers Jim Foster and wife Joyce of Lubbock, Charles Carter and wife Cindy of Manahans, sister Phyllis Bates and husband Earl of Midland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Evelyn Foster and Sam Carter, daughter Sharla Lynn Carter, brother Clark Vernon Carter and sister Joy Foster Rodgers.

Visitation will begin at 1 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 5 – 7 pm. Funeral service will be at 2 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home with the Reverend John McCord officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brian Koudela, Vernon Carter, Leon Rodriguez Jr, Steve Spillman, David Thonsgaard and Randy Bedwell. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Albrect, Garron Farrar, J.P. Watson and Clay Houston.

Memorial donations in memory of Marvin may be made to Church of Christ.

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Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, 979-543-3681