Marvin Lewis Caulton passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014. Marvin was born on February 28, 1921 at 513 3rd Avenue in Columbus, Georgia. Marvin was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years Ruth Lawson Caulton, his loving parents Wilborn James Caulton and Mary Gaines Caulton, his oldest brother Willie Lee Caulton, his devoted brother James Caulton. Marvin graduated from Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia and attended Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. He then went on to work for the Post Exchange at Ft. Benning Georgia and left there to manage the Post Exchange in Ft. Devens Massachusetts, where he met and married the love of his life. Shortly after marrying Marvin was drafted into the Army to serve in WWII. After the war Marvin and Ruth enjoyed civilian life until he was drafted again into the Korean War. After serving in Korea, Marvin made a career of the military and served honorably for 26 years. Upon retiring from the military Marvin finished his degree in Education at the University of Texas at El Paso, which he called the Harvard of the Southwest. Marvin proudly pledged Alpha Phi Alpha as an undergrad and endured all that it entailed. Marvin taught at the Job Corp after graduation and the eager students there filled his days with a lot of joy. Marvin was an avid gardener and a barbecue master. He was loved by all who knew him because of his quick smile and generous spirit. He knew no stranger and when in search of assistance always started a conversation with "say my friend." Marvin loved his friends like family and shared his love of life with everyone he knew. Marvin will be forever remembered by his devoted daughters, Maureen Boyd and Lenore Caulton-Downey, his son-in-law Brian Downey, his grandchildren, Christopher Boyd, Candace Dukes, Anton Boyd and Wyatt Downey, his great grandchildren, Christian Langley, Robbie Larks Jr., Cameron Larks, Alicia Boyd, Andrew Boyd and Kai Larks, his nieces and nephews and Carol Chambers who he thought of as a daughter. The family would like to thank the staff of Ambrosio Guillen Veterans Home for their thoughtful care and a special thank you to Terry Davila for her always loving and attentive care. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home-East (915) 590-8700. Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 9:30 at Fort Bliss Chapel 1. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
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10950 Pellicano Drive El Paso, TX 79935
Published in El Paso Times from June 7 to June 14, 2014