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Bruce "Earthquake" McCarter

February 4, 1948 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Judson Bruce McCarter

“Earthquake” 1948-2022

Bruce “Earthquake” McCarter of Lubbock, Texas passed on January 2nd, 2022 one month shy of his 74th birthday. 

Judson Bruce McCarter was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. to Judson McCarter and Sarah V. McCarter (Daughtery) on February 4, 1948.

Bruce’s childhood was spent in North Carolina on his family’s hog farm. At age 17 and his senior year of high school his family moved to New Jersey where he graduated. He attended college on a football scholarship, however, he sustained a critical knee injury that ended his college career. 

Bruce took off to Texas to work on off shore drilling rigs. After a couple years he returned with a friend to Southland, Tx to work on his friends family cotton farm. 

He bought a motorcycle in 1971 and soon met Robby Robinson. After a few hard won bar room fights he became known as Earthquake. Robby and Earthquake in 1973 became the first members of the Lubbock “WTC” Bandidos MC. On Thanksgiving 1981, Earthquake became a member of the Nomad Chapter. He loved being a Bandido, riding motorcycles and traveling as a Nomad to spend time with Brothers and their Chapters. He rode tens of thousands of miles to sanctioned drag races where he was a pit-crew member of the Bandidos Race Team. Earthquake spent 49 years in the Bandidos MG. He remained a Bandido Nomad and was the last original member of the Lubbock “WTC” Bandidos MC at the time of his passing. BFFN  BFFB

 His occupations consisted of being a large heavy equipment operator and a boiler-maker on turn arounds in refineries across the country.

In 1992, he fulfilled a a important milestone in his life when he became a Dad. He became a Dad not because he had to but because he wanted to. He gave selfishly of himself to fatherhood. 

Earthquake suffered a major life changing stroke in 2007. Although, this left his left side paralyzed and he was never able to walk again he showed sheer courage and always looked at the positive and found happiness in the little things and never complained of his situation. I’m not saying he was a saint by any means. Quake was a grouch and could be very grippy and argue at the drop of a hat. But to complain he never did, “Nomadorwhat”!

Bruce was preceded in death by: his parents: Brother, Bill: and many Bandido Brothers.

Earthquake is survived by: Son, Dillon and wife Brittany: Sister, Martha: Granddaughter, Paisley: Grandson, Reydon: Grandson, Judson Quake: Numerous Bandido Brothers: and many whom loved him.

 

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN…

 

Memorial and Internment-

When Saturday February 5th, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm 

Place: Bandido Property, 4712 E. FM 2641 (Regis St.) 

 

Celebration of Life will immediately follow memorial

Place: Flatlanders MC, 1604 N. University

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