Marvin Tyson of Bellevue

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Marvin Wilson Tyson, 82, of Bellevue, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Bowie.

Marvin Tyson

Marvin Tyson

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the Bellevue Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery under the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

Mr. Tyson was born Jan. 11, 1931 to Lee and Alma (Bedford) Tyson in Lockney. He graduated from Bellevue High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Skeeter Simmons on July 26, 1952 in Bellevue. When he returned home from service, He began ranching part time and worked for Texas Electric Service Company in Wichita Falls. Mr. Tyson became part owner of B and B Butane of Bowie and later of Lone Star Gas Company of Bowie. He also became a full time rancher and entered a partnership in the cattle business with Gowin Davis, which lasted for 30 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Skeeter Tyson; and brother, Robert Tyson.

Marvin is survived by two sons, Charles Tyson and Marni Mullins of Bellevue, and Billy Tyson and wife Kathy of Bellevue; a brother, Billie Ray Tyson of Overland Park, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Pat Simmons of Vashti; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5- 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at the White Family Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to the Bellevue Ex-Students Association, 601 W. Wichita St., Henrietta, Texas 76365; or Hospice of Rural Texas, 705 E. Greenwood St., Bowie, Texas 76230.

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