Robert Marvin Senter III

Robert Marvin Senter III, age 86, of Cranfills Gap passed away August 8, 2019 at his ranch. He was born on September 2, 1932, in Lubbock, Texas to parents Robert Marvin Senter, Jr. and Edith Irene Meier Senter.

Robert graduated from Teague High School in 1950. He earned his Bachelor and Masters degree in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University. Robert served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army.

In 1962, Robert and his wife Sarah Joy Senter, moved their family to Friendswood, Texas. Robert taught Industrial Arts and Texas History at Friendswood Junior High School for many years. He worked at NASA as an administrative officer for over 30 years.

Robert married his second wife, Peggy Jo Senter, after retiring from NASA. He lived out his final years cattle ranching and traveling the world to archery competitions and hunting excursions. Robert developed an archery program for the Bosque County 4-H program and was honored for his 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, Texas; Carol Senter Kmiec of San Antonio, Texas; Stephen Senter and wife Susan of Friendswood, Texas; Aven Senter of Bulverde, Texas and close friends Mike Walker and wife Lisa of Friendswood, Texas. He is also survived by his brothers Donald Senter and wife Valerie of Corsicana, Texas, Steven Senter and wife Donna of Teague, Texas and sister Judy Senter Russert and husband Roger of Midland, Texas.

He will be dearly missed by his five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews.

Roberts funeral took place on Tuesday, August 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Teague, Texas. Rev. Richard Gillet officiated the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paige Russell Senter Endowed Scholarship in Art History at Baylor University, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, TX 76798 or you can donate online at

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