Robert Lewis Marberry “Huck”, 74, of Waterman, Texas, passed away
peacefully at his home on January 11, 2023, in Waterman, Texas with family
at his side. He was born on December 21, 1948, in Lufkin, Texas, to the late
Robert Enoch Marberry and Jackie Sharpe Marberry.
Funeral service will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Monday, January
16, 2023 at 11AM with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating. Visitation will be held
prior to the service on Monday, January 16, 2023, beginning at 10AM until
service time at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill
Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas.
Robert attended Hudson ISD and followed in the footsteps of his father
early in life developing his skills as a butcher in the family-owned grocery
During his youth he became known to many that loved him as “Huck” and
that was the name he carried with pride. Huck as he was called was full of
life, love, loyalty, and adventure. Some may have best described him as
larger than life with a knick to find many adventures along the way. He
never met a stranger and to be honest he knew almost everyone. He was
an entrepreneur cattleman and a trader of all things. I don’t think there was
much he didn’t know about or hadn’t tried at some point in his career but
the greatest blessing and title that he wore with the most pride, other than
being the husband of the, “most beautiful woman in the world,” his Nurse
Betty, was the title of Papaw and being a father to the children he shared
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with Betty. His children and grandchildren were always a priority and
family came first.
His word was his bond and if you were a friend, you were a part of that
extended family he loved. He was loyal, honorable, kind, loving, brave and
one of the most God fearing men, you would ever meet. Whether you
called him Robert, Huck, or Papaw you were blessed in knowing a man that
was indeed larger than life with a heart of gold. He will be missed beyond
measure by all those who knew and loved him.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Brandi Meck of Lufkin; son, James Butler
and wife Verona of Center, Marlin Butler and wife Kelly of Shepherd;
granddaughters, Wendy Brandenburg and husband William of Lufkin,
Crystal Swanzy of Lufkin, Erin Scarber and husband Brett of Center, Karly
Ishmael of Shepherd; great grandchildren, Will Brandenburg, Elizabeth
Brandenburg, Levi Brandenburg, Zach Swanzy, Joshua Berry, Christian
Johnson, Aubree Scarber, Eli Scarber, Evan Scarber; siblings, Billy Marberry
of Spring, Texas, Ricky Marberry and wife Cathy of Columbus, Texas, Steve
Marberry and wife Michelle of Pollock, Texas, Malcom Marberry and wife
Linda of Lufkin, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of family and
friends that will miss him dearly.
Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Marberry; parents, Robert
and Jackie Marberry; and sister, Karen Bowers.
Pallbearers serving will be Zach Marberry, Josh Marberry, Jarrod Wilson,
William Brandenburg, Brett Scarber, and Keith Swearingen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Lawerence, Gerrald Collier, Joe Don Clark,
and Will Brandenburg.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net .
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.