Carter James Escobar

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FORT WORTH-Carter James Escobar, 9, died peacefully at home on Friday, May 8, after a nearly-two-year battle with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma.
Memorial service: A private service will be held Saturday, May 23, at Normandale Baptist Church.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cook Children’s Health Foundation or Lighthouse Family Retreat in Carter’s name.
Carter was born Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Fresno, California, son of Juan and Rachel Escobar.
Carter was a fourth grade student at Blue Haze Elementary. He was a joyful boy who loved playing Fortnite with his friends, and making people laugh. Throughout his brave battle with cancer, he showed true courage and perseverance. He has touched so many lives with his infectious smile and unending strength, and you could always count on him sharing his favorite treats with his visitors. Carter loved Jesus and gave his life to Christ and was baptized on his eighth birthday. He wanted to be a police officer when he grew up and on February 20, 2020, he was sworn in as an honorary Fort Worth police officer.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Amy Carter as well as his grandfather Donald Demery.
Survivors: He is survived by his parents, Juan and Rachel Escobar; sister, Peyton Escobar; grandfather, Edward Carter; grandmother, Theresa Demery; and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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27 Comments To "Carter James Escobar"

#1 Comment By Kendra & Lexi On May 19, 2020 @ 9:41 am

We love y’all and miss seeing you. Our prayers are with you, may God comfort you always. With love Alexis says she has Peyton in her prayers also. Love Kendra & Lexi

#2 Comment By Stacey (Dudzinski) Flinner On May 19, 2020 @ 9:54 am

Sweet Carter did more in his short time than most ever do in decades. Job well done. We were never worthy of you but so thankful for your life. Hugs to you all.

#3 Comment By The Solorio’s On May 19, 2020 @ 9:59 am

We love you guys. Are praying for you. And continue to stand by to love and encourage you.

#4 Comment By The Wilhoite’s On May 19, 2020 @ 10:07 am

When it hurts or makes you sad it shows us how special someone really is. Carter is special and I carried him in prayer even after his fight was over. He reminds me of Casting Crowns I’ll Praise You In This Storm.

And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm.

I praise God for Carter and his family. We love you guys.

#5 Comment By Michelle Neumann On May 19, 2020 @ 10:07 am

Dearest Juan, Rachel, and Peyton. We are incredibly sorry for your loss. Carter was an amazing young man. We are privileged to have known him. We pray for peace and for God to wrap you in His arms. Sending you love and heart felt condolences- The Neumann Family

#6 Comment By Kari Oakes On May 19, 2020 @ 10:08 am

Carter’s journey of faith and courage left an impact on all. That little dude had a purpose with a legacy that will live on. His smile will forever be embedded in my mind. Y’all are loved, and I will continue to pray for you.

#7 Comment By The Lima’s On May 19, 2020 @ 10:16 am

Carter was truly an inspiration of strength, courage & perseverance. Our sincere condolences to all of you. We will be praying for you often. Love you all!!

#8 Comment By Darrel Chavez On May 19, 2020 @ 10:26 am

Juan, Rachel, and Peyton,
This just breaks my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Carter. I know the Hope that springs eternal in your heart, but I also know the excruciating pain that has invaded your very being. Pain that is so unspeakable. My prayers for you are that you are able to accept ALL the grace coming your way and that step by step, you’ll be able to move forward (not move on) someday soon. I’m comforted knowing that perhaps Colleen and Amy are teaching Carter how to play pinochle and looking for a fourth player to round out the foursome.
I love you guys,

#9 Comment By Kevin & Shirley MacNeil On May 19, 2020 @ 10:31 am

We continue to grieve with you. If not for travel restrictions, would be there Saturday. Love and hugs to you & your family.

#10 Comment By The Brewer Family On May 19, 2020 @ 11:33 am

Sure do think of you all often and continue to pray for you. So grateful for the memories I have with your family and Carter. His smile lit up the world. Sending all my love! —Lindsey

#11 Comment By Chava and Terry Sanchez On May 19, 2020 @ 11:44 am

Terry and I are so sorry, and we pray for Carter, and your family in these trying times. God bless!!!

#12 Comment By The Spearmans On May 19, 2020 @ 11:50 am

We love you all so much. Our hearts are broken for you, but we know that Carter is hugging Jesus right now and that is a very comforting promise to us all.
We are praying for you and may God’s unending mercy and comfort pour over you in waves of love and support from those closest to you.

#13 Comment By Peggy Brown On May 19, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

We’re so sorry we couldn’t get there from Washington, but we are there with you in spirit and virtually — grateful for those able to be present with y’all. All our love and prayers are with you

Aunt Peggy, Alex, Peter and Nick

#14 Comment By The Hamptons On May 19, 2020 @ 1:38 pm

Sending love & prayers for you all. There is nothing we can say to help but our hearts ache and we pray for God’s comfort for you all left behind.
♡ The Hampton’s

#15 Comment By Claude/Mari Sarabia On May 19, 2020 @ 1:39 pm

Juan, Rachel and Peyton, with all of our hearts we offer sincerest condolences for your loss. We find ourselves speechless, but have been fervently praying over your family. May God’s love, comfort, peace and even joy fill your hearts during this very trying time, all of our love, Claude/Mari

#16 Comment By Jeff Ahlberg Family On May 19, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

Grieving with you from afar. We love you all and will continue to hold you in our prayers.

#17 Comment By Lori A. Calicott On May 19, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
Psalms 31:7 NIV
You don’t know me, but I’m the Occupational Therapist at Carter’s school. I would see him from time to time, smiling, talking with friends, acting like any other normal 4th grade boy:). Im sorry that I did not get to know you or him more, but I do know that God is definitely loving on him and has given him an important job to do in Heaven! Oh what a great one Heaven has gained! My prayers will continue to flow for you and your family! Many blessings to you and yours! With the greatest sincerity, Lori Calicott

#18 Comment By Randolph Family On May 19, 2020 @ 7:33 pm

What a gift it was to know Carter! I had such a great time hanging out with him at Lighthouse. I loved seeing him tell his jokes during the talent show. His smile is one of a kind and he shared this smile in the midst of tremendous obstacles. We can all learn something from him. He will be missed greatly. May the Lord comfort all our hearts as we grieve the loss of this special young man.

#19 Comment By Todd Hiester On May 19, 2020 @ 8:11 pm

I look forward to meeting him one day…that will be a great day. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Strengthen this family to carry on by your power. Praying for you guys

#20 Comment By Nikisha Ruffin On May 19, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

Escobar family we love you deeply and are so very sorry for your loss. You all have shown such strength and faith during this time. Carter was such a beautiful strong boy. You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Love the Ruffin family

#21 Comment By Audrey Randall On May 19, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

What a great and inspiring kid!
So Thankful for his life.

The Randall Family

#22 Comment By Michelle Anderson On May 20, 2020 @ 12:56 am

Although we never met you, we prayed for you often. We will continue to pray for you during this difficult time. Please know Carter has touched our lives.
In his love,
Richard and Michelle Anderson

#23 Comment By The Browns On May 20, 2020 @ 8:13 am

Juan, Rachel, and Peyton,
Our hearts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. Your family has blessed us by sharing your story, sharing your children with BHE, and sharing your faith. Stay strong through this, God is with you. We are here too.
Love, Jailey (from Carter’s class) and the Browns

#24 Comment By Karen Goldsmith On May 20, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

Juan, Rachel and Peyton,
We are aching for your loss. Carter’s personality came shining through each post you shared with us, and we know your hearts are missing him, deeply. We think of all those who were touched by his life and his struggle with this horrid disease. He ministered to us. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of his fight. We pray for peace, comfort, strength and guidance for all of you. Sending our love, and so thankful for all of you.
The Goldsmith Family

#25 Comment By Loretta On May 20, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family for their loss. Just know that Carter left us on the wings of an angel to be seated with our father in heaven. God bless you and may Carter RIP.

Love you all,
John and Loretta Quintanilla

#26 Comment By Danielle Selleck On May 21, 2020 @ 12:34 am

Prayers and hugs. Thank you for sharing Carter’s journey with everyone. His smile was infectious. May he rest in peace and health with our Lord.

#27 Comment By Summer Gaston On May 21, 2020 @ 1:40 pm

Dearest Juan, Rachel and Peyton,
Thank you for sharing Carter with us. His journey has been an inspiration of faith, hope and love. We watched him win his race. The Gaston family is praying for all of you.