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Marvin Edgar White, 83, passed away May 5, 2014 in Webster, Texas. Marvin was born in Johnson County, Texas on December 27, 1931 to parents Alvin E. and Clarse Oliver White, and spent his early years in the Fort Worth area. Marvin was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Texas Christian University. He came to the Clear Lake area in 1963 as an Engineer for the Lockheed Electronics Corp. at the NASA/Johnson Spacecraft Center, and retired in 1994 as Director of Engineering Services. During his 31 year career with Lockheed, Marvin was involved in many space programs, including Gemini, Apollo, SAIL, Skylab, and Space Shuttle. Marvin raised his family in Seabrook, TX before moving to Clear Lake City, TX. He was an avid follower of current events and enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling.
Marvin is survived by his special friend and companion of twelve years, Katie Sue Long of League City, TX; son Stephen White and wife Candy of Atlanta, GA; daughter Kimberly Barron and husband Bruce of Jonestown, Texas; daughter Kathryn Bell and husband Shawn of Clear Lake City, TX; grandsons Gabriel White and Forest Bell; granddaughters Lindsay Stinchcomb and Sarah Barron; five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and beloved relatives. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Smith White; his brothers Sam White and Travis White; and his parents Alvin E. and Clarse Oliver White.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 9, 6:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 W. Medical Center Blvd., Webster TX. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 10, 4:00 pm at Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth Texas. Memorial donations may be made to Bay Area Meals on Wheels, 164045 Space Center Blvd., Houston TX 77062.


Published in Houston Chronicle on May 8, 2014
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