Maresh Eugene 'Gene' Carter Funeral services for Maresh Eugene 'Gene' Carter, 92, of Kountze will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Hooks Cemetery in Kountze. Gene Carter was born September 7, 1922 and is preceded in death by sons Jerry Carter and Larry Eugene Carter, Sr, daughters Sandra Williams and Pamela Carter. He was also preceded in death by his parents Rommie Eugene and Lillian Elliott Carter, his two sisters Marzee and Alzeta and brother Wayne Carter. Survivors include his wife of 71 years Lurlene Carter, daughter Gail Villalba of Davie Florida, daughter-in-law Vickie Brekel of Kountze, son-in-law Ted Williams of Kountze. Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Lorrie Hoke and spouse Gerald of Kountze, Larry Carter, Jr. of Houston, Shawn Carter and spouse Gena, of Kountze, Shannon Overstreet and spouse David of Kountze, Amy Williams and Charlie Herring of Beaumont, Carrie Darby and spouse Brian of Kountze, Jennifer Williams of Lumberton, Cory Eason and spouse Ashley of Galveston, Cody Eason and spouse Justyna of Lumberton. Great grandchildren include: Karli, Daniel, and Matti Overstreet of Kountze, Darrien, Trysten, Nathan, and Austyn Hoke of Kountze, Tyler, Caleb, and Tori Darby of Kountze, Austin and Hunter Carter of Kountze, Kaylie and Reagan Smart of Lumberton. He entered the United States Army at the age of 16 in the year 1938 serving his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He continued to serve in the Army as the ROTC instructor for Houston schools until his retirement from military service in 1963. Mr. Carter was recipient of the following commendations: NDSM, KSM, UN SVC MEDAL, PURPLE HEART W/CLUSTER, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, BRONZE CLASP, W/3 LOOPS, ARMY OF OCCUPATION (GERMAN Y), BRONZE STAR W/V DEVICE, EAME, AMERICAN CAM MEDAL, SILVER STAR. After retiring from the United States Army, Mr. Carter worked an additional 25 years. He was employed by General Dynamics, National Linen Service and retired from Samson Steel. Farmer Funeral Home Condolences will be accepted at: http://www.timeformemory.com/farmer
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2013