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Paul Andrew Butts

Paul Andrew Butts, age 79, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Winfield Nursing Center.  He was born December 31, 1939 in Crockett to Thomas J. Butts and Opal Terry Butts.  Paul served in the Texas National Guard for 32 years.  He began working for Vernon Wilson GMC in 1969 and continued working for Jim Ulrich GMC until his retirement in 2005.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Debra Riddle of Crockett; grandchildren, Katie Hall of Crockett, Zach Hall and wife, Kalla of Fairfield, Destiny Hall of Belott; great-grandchildren, Railee Hall, Maddux Hall, Letty Kennedy, Pyper Sigford, Serinity Hall; and numerous loving friends.  Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Butts; and parents, T.J. and Opal Butts.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Paul, we went to school and National Guard together, Haven’t seen or talked to him in sixty years. I moved from Crockett back in the mid 50’s, RIP Paul

  2. Paul-
    Danny Farek

  3. Paul was one of the kindest people I remember from my school days in Crockett. He was very shy, but often had a big amile on his face. I send my sincerest condolences to his family & loved ones.

  4. Hey Paul, Paul here: It was my pleasure to have known you for all those many years. You are a person to be admired.

  5. I worked with Paul at Vernon Wilson’s auto dealership.
    I loved to ride in his antique Chevy, and remember him being so funny sometimes. Saw him on the square a few years ago. He was easy to recognize.
    Rest in Peace with Annie.

  6. R.I.P Paul

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Paul’s family in this season of loss and hurt. I hold so many memories of working with Paul at Wilson Motors and then Ulrich Motors during my high school years. Paul was a class gentleman. I can honestly say I learned much about life and work ethic from Paul. He always had a lesson to teach. He was always there to help a friend. Thank you Father that Paul is at peace now and we have those special memories to carry forward and hold on too. Find strength in God’s love and let Him heal in His time as only He can. Peace by with you all.

  8. Paul and I share the same month and year of birth December 1939. ten days apart. We started to school the same time went through 12 years at Crockett and served in the National Guard and during the Berlin Crises. Even though Paul was a quiet person and tended to his own business he will be missed. RIP Paul….

    • Thank you so much Mr.Arnold. He was an amazing grandfather and great grandfather. He had so many stories to tell anyone I use to listen for hours as he talked about fort hood and tanks and all kinda of stuff…

  9. Debbie, we are saddened to learn of your dad’s death. He was always so friendly and gave that big smile every time I saw him.

    Gary served with him in the National Guard and remembers him being a hard worker and cheerful. He summed it up saying “He was a good man.”

    That’s the way we remember him.

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