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Updated: 12/05/2013 08:00:07AM

Marvin Wayne Coulter Jr.

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Marvin “Wayne” Coulter Jr., 55, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home.

Wayne was born Feb. 28, 1958, in Volga, S.D.

He grew up in the Sioux Falls, S.D., and graduated from Hills Beaver Creek H.S. in Minnesota in 1976. Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force and met his future wife Christine “Chris” while they both were stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He retired from MacDill in 1994, and then worked for the Punta Gorda Airport as the Airport Security Director. He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast for many years, and enjoyed nothing better than going on weekend excursions or long vacations with his wife on their Harley.

Wayne will be greatly missed by his wife of 26 years, Chris; father, Marvin Wayne; stepmother, Betty Coulter of Sioux Falls; sister, Brenda Rappaport of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Brandon W. (Lauren Borchardt) Coulter of Vacaville, Calif., Daniel B. Lamb-Coulter of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Dustin W. (fiancée, Rebecca Gooding) Coulter of Lewisville, Texas; grandchildren, Hayden Rae, Aiden Michael and Avry Lee Coulter; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. He was preceded in death by mother, Joyce Griffin; and grandparents, Florence Sheppard, Lee James Hanner, and George W. and Elsie R. Coulter.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until a service to celebrate Wayne’s life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, with emphasis on head and neck cancer research. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

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