News Update!!: Needles, CA: Remembering Marvin Carter.
Family, friends, co-workers, city officials, and law enforcement all came to a funeral service for Marvin Carter held on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Needles, California.
All were welcome to join in celebrating Marvin Carter’s life with us.
“We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, cards and calls. All are welcome to join in celebrating his life with us,” said Shannon Carter on Facebook.
Marvin Mosely Carter, Sr. passed away at around 12:30pm MT on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 in Fort Mohave, Arizona from cancer.
When news broke of his passing, people began to send their thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of Marvin Carter.
Marvin Carter was described by attendees as a man who loved his family, who cared about his community, who put 100% percent into his work, and who loved to fish.
Marvin Carter lived and worked in Needles, California in law enforcement with the Needles Police Department then later with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, for the Santa Fe Railroad, and later for the City of Needles as a Code Enforcement Officer until, according to Dale Jones with the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles, retired from Needles Code Enforcement.
Even when there were times on the job that were hard and stressful, Marvin Carter kept on doing his work for his community, knowing that he’s doing the best that he can for the community he love.
When not working, Marvin Carter loved to be with his family and loved to go fish, having fun catching the big fishes.
According to his Facebook Page, “live to fish/ fish to live” was Marvin Carter’s favorite quote, and pictures of Marvin Carter hold up his big catch are seen posted.
People arrived to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints minutes before the start of the funeral service, some of the attendees still couldn’t believe that his gone.
Among the attendees included co-workers with the City of Needles, City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, and Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier, and Colorado River Medical Center’s Bing Lum.
Well people walked into the funeral service, several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Vehicles drove into the parking lot and in a group, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies walked into the funeral service to remember Marvin Carter.
As the funeral service began, people continued to walk in well other people dropped off flowers and balloons well holding back tears.
Even people who had talked with Marvin Carter regarding code enforcement related matters, they held tears and said that he was fair and treat them with respect.
Songs and messages were read during the funeral service, and after the funeral service, attendees talked about their happy members of Marvin Carter and about his drive to challenge himself in lifting weights, running, and about him swimming with the Needles Swim Team and competed in senior swim meets; some friends joked about that he can run and swim faster then they can.
Many of the people who attended the funeral service may have left in tears, but they knew that his love for the community will live on.
May you rest in peace Marvin Carter and may you keep on fishing up, on the most beautiful river ever made, with God by his side catching the biggest fish there in Heaven.