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Carl Lee Bunton, Jr.

November 19, 1997 — May 10, 2024

Harker Heights, Texas


“To everything is a Season and a time to every purpose under the heaven”            Ecclesiastes 3:1        


“A Time To Be Born”

On a crisp autumn day, November 19, 1997, in the City of Austin, Texas, a precious gift was delivered to a chaotic, blended, but loving family. Affectionately known to be the remarkable Baby Carl Jr.!  Baby Carl. was the fifth child and only son to the union of his devoted parents, Carl Lee Bunton and Sara Yvonne Simpson, bringing with him an aura of joy and completion.



“A Time To Plant”

Growing up in the dusty streets of Austin, Texas, Baby Carl navigated the challenges of his environment, attending various public schools and successfully completing his 10th-grade education. At a young age, he embraced Christianity and was baptized at New Lincoln Missionary Baptist Church under the guidance of Pastor A.R. Evans. In adulthood, after facing numerous trials, including a period of incarceration, Baby Carl experienced a profound spiritual renewal just a few months before his passing and rededicated his life to Christ, receiving baptism once again from a compassionate Pastor in Killeen, Texas, who supported his reentry into society. "Carl’s outlook on family and faith life was like a tree planted by the water, unwavering and unmovable; he knew that he could do all things through Christ, which renewed his strength daily.  


“A Time To Play and Work”                                                                     

What was understood didn’t have to be explained! Carl knew that the Lord entrusted him with a multifaceted life that came with challenges and responsibilities as a dad, devoted friend, and cherished family member. His firstborn daughter, Halo, arrived during his teen years without a clear paternal role model; Baby Carl’s love and desire to improve himself for his daughter were deeply rooted in his heart and extended to his unborn child, Harmonie Lee Bunton, whom he looked forward to having a second chance at fatherhood. 

Now more committed and on a stable path, Carl embraced the nickname of ‘Peso’, which embodied his focus on a “Hustle mindset.” He often said that he must “Pay The Cost, to be the Boss over his own life”!   Peso had hope and was eager to share the wisdom he had gained. Peso’s dancing spirit, zest for life, and commitment to his family were evident through conversations and his willingness to relocate to Killeen, Texas, to have a fresh start and outlook on life amongst family who loved, supported, and admired his desire for growth and change. Peso found joy in talking, dancing, traveling, and connecting with others. He was a pillar of support for his nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with his brothers, sisters, and cousins. 


“A Time To Die”

Inspired by Ecclesiastes 3, this reflection is on Carl's sacred, swift departure on Friday, May 10, 2024. His passing left a shattered impact on our lives, marking a significant moment of mourning for those who knew and loved him to remember his spirit, resilience, and the bonds we've all shared. Carl Jr. was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Doyle ‘Buck’ Simpson and Violet Simpson, his fraternal grandparents, Billy Bunton and Johnnie Marie Cannon, and one uncle, Richard Bentrup, and one aunt, Frankie Mae Favis.


“A Time To Celebrate”

Though we gather with heavy hearts, we also remember the joy, love, and light Carl Peso Jr. brought into our lives. His journey, marked by resilience and humor, touched each of us deeply. Peso’s short legacy will be long remembered and cherished by his significant other, Jordin Middleton, and her son, Christopher Dean; his daughter, Halo Bunton, and her mother, Vannie Mitchell; his mother, Jaylo Brady, and her husband, Alvin Brady, his father, Carl Lee Bunton, Sr. and his other-half, Angel; siblings, Desirey Simpson, Quantey Simpson-Price and her wife, Kenna Price, Tangeray Bunton, Violet Bunton, Darriell Hicks, Rosie Tyson, Calvin Sorrells and his wife, Shontisha, Ervin Sorrells, Andrew Trevino, Gabriell Trevino, Lucas Manning, Demetria Wiley, Carlisha Wiley – Lumas and her husband, Orlando Lumas, Jermey Church and his wife, Rachel, Crystal Church, Joseph Church, Quioneal Davis and his other half, Tierra Gilbert, and Edward Bunton, Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and nephews,  many cousins, and a host of other relatives, and friends.

Loved by many, Hated by few - Carl Lee Bunton Jr.’s Legacy is woven into the fabric of our hearts. His beloved daughter and unborn child will carry forward the essence of his spirit and a testament to the love and hope he instilled in us all.

As we celebrate his life, not just in mourning, but in gratitude for the time we were blessed to share with Carl,  we reflect on the laughter, the shared moments, and the “Turn Up”, Love and Support he offered. 


Let us honor his memory by embracing the love he gave us, supporting one another, and living our lives with the same compassion and strength he exemplified. 

Friends and family will gather for a Visitation on Thursday, May 30th at Elgin Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 31st at Elgin Funeral Home at 12:00 PM.  Interment will follow at Brown Family Cemetery.
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 31, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, May 31, 2024

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Hwy 360 and Bee Caves Rd
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