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Robert Marvin Senter III

Robert Marvin Senter III, 86 of Cranfills Gap passed away Aug. 8, 2019 at his ranch.

He was born September 2, 1932 in Lubbock to parents Robert Marvin Senter Jr. and Edith Irene Meier Senter.

Robert graduated from Teague High School in 1950 and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University and served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

In 1962, Robert and his wife Sarah Joy (McKenzie) Senter moved their family to Friendswood, where Robert taught Industrial Arts and Texas History at Friendswood Junior High School for several years.

He then worked at NASA as Administrative Officer in the Crew Systems Division until his retirement 30 years later.

Robert spent his retirement years with his second wife, Peggy Jo (Coleman) Senter, cattle ranching and traveling the world to archery competitions and hunting excursions.

He developed an archery program for the youth of the Bosque County 4-H program and was awarded by the 4-H for his accomplishment and contributions.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peggy, and daughter-in-law Paige Russell Senter.

He is survived by his loving children Sheree Sanders of Farmersville, Carol Senter Kmiec of San Antonio, Stephen Senter and wife Susan of Friendswood, Aven Senter of Bulverde, and close friends Mike Walker and wife Lisa of Friendswood.

His brothers Donald Senter and wife Valerie of Corsicana, Steven Senter and wife Donna of Teague, and sister Judy Senter Russert and husband Roger of Midland also survive him.

His five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews will dearly miss him.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church of Teague, located at 420 Walnut Street, with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Paige Russell Senter Endowed Scholarship in Art History at Baylor University, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, TX 76798-7026 or www.baylor.edu/giving/memorialfunds.

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