A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Dexter, for Clifford Butts, 91, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Dexter. Rev. Stephen Deutsch of First Presbyterian Church will be officiating. Burial will follow at Hagerman Cemetery with the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard conducting Military graveside services.
Serving as pallbearers are Armilo Montoya, Sammy Price, Benny Coats, Robbie Drake, Donald Bogle and Marvin Bramlett. Honorary pallbearers are John Weir, Dobber Coats, Sam Coats, Reyes Pineda, Curt Phillips, Glenn Marshall, Frances Scott, Charlie Stone and a few good friends: Bill Caldwell, Bud Wortman, Ben Kerr, Donald Kuykendall, Dwight Sharp, Nick Clemenza, Kristi Bogle, Sandy Babers, Anita Johnson and Caroline Samuels.
Clifford was a decorated veteran of World War II serving in United States Army. He returned to Dexter and was a carpenter by trade. He was a charter member of the Dexter volunteer fire department, a member of Valley Swingers Square-dance Club and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter.
There is no way to express into words the depth or meaning of your life…You touched so many people’s hearts and through your actions, you will live on. You came into the world when life was very different. It was rough, it was new, it was dirty, and it was true. You were raised into a man who knew his worth, stood his ground and loved with compassion that generations today only Login to read more