Fred John Butz III

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-Fred John Butz III passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the age of 82.
Memorial service: Private
Fred was born July 3, 1937 to the late Fred John Butz Jr. and Rhoda Timmons Butz in Clarksville, Tennessee. He graduated from Miami Dade High School and attended Tarrant County College. Fred was a Life and Health insurance salesman for Americana General Life & Accident and then Prudential for 25 years. Later in life he became a certified Police Dispatcher at TCU where he served for 15 years. Fred was a US Navy veteran and a member of the Seabees. He spent his service time on the USS Batfish. The Batfish was a diesel submarine and Fred worked in the engine room. He was extremely proud of his time spent in the military while stationed in Key West. He also started Boy Scout Troup 321 and in 1989, he received the Scoutmaster Award of Merit. He was instrumental in helping many young men reach the rank of Eagle Scout including his own sons. Fred was a member of the Elks Lodge for numerous years and also a member of Center Point Church in North Richland Hills. Fred was a proud, hard working family man. Throughout his life, he always sacrificed to ensure that his family never needed anything. He could do any project or fix anything that was broken. He loved TCU and TCU Football. He had a love for motorcycles and traveling all over the country. He enjoyed model railroading, boating, cooking out, and family gatherings. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will deeply missed.
Survivors: Loving wife of 48 years, Marlene Joy Butz; son, Jason Butz and wife, Cecillia; son, Fred Butz IV and wife, Tammy; son, Matthew Butz and wife, Stacy; granddaughter, Shelbie; grandson, Jordan; grandson, Ethan; granddaughter, Madison; granddaughter, Samantha; grandson, Fred V; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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#1 Comment By Mary Utley On April 24, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

Marlene, I’m so sorry to read about your husband’s death. We have missed you in ensemble, and sadly, now we know why. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. My deepest condolences.
Mary Utley

#2 Comment By Dean & Janice Irwin On April 24, 2020 @ 4:28 pm

Dear Marlene, Matt, Fred and your families, Jan & I want to convey our deepest sympathies for your loss of Fred. He was always so friendly and warm and fun to be around. I know you feel his loss but he is in no more pain or suffering as he is in the arms of our Lord. God bless all of your in your own suffering but just remember all of the joy you all shared with Fred! Love to all, Dean & Jan

#3 Comment By Marilyn Rahn& Robert Braskamp On April 24, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

Brass and I are sending ❤ and our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Take care and just know that we will be here for you. Fred was a great man .

#4 Comment By Johel & Giovanna LaFaurie On April 24, 2020 @ 11:19 pm

Jason and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Johel and Giovanna LaFaurie

#5 Comment By Jason Butz On May 13, 2020 @ 12:22 am

Thank you very much

#6 Comment By JOYCE ANN BOYD On April 24, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thankful you both joined our home team. I really enjoyed Fred’s story. Marlene, please let me know if I can do anything for you or your family.

Love, Joyce

#7 Comment By Marion and Mary Nesvadba On April 25, 2020 @ 10:49 am

Our heartfelt condolences.

#8 Comment By JOYCE ANN BOYD On April 26, 2020 @ 6:27 pm

Just in case you didn’t receive my message I sent Friday Night. I’m so sorry for your loss. I am so glad you and Fred joined our home team. I really enjoyed Fred’s story. I love you and if you are your family need anything, please let me know. Love Joyce

#9 Comment By Jack Lewis On April 29, 2020 @ 6:32 pm

Mr. Butz was my Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 321 in NRH. He WAS the Scoutmaster from that old movie “Follow me Boys”. I’ll never forget him.

Mr. Butz started Troop 321 up and called my mom to ask if I would join up since it was closer to home for me than the Troop I was currently in. Guess there was a phone list for Scouts that have a long commute to where their current Troop meets or something that Mr Butz contacted us from because I doubt I would’ve stayed in Boy Scouts if not for his phone call…but most of all because of how he really cared about all of us young men under his guidance. He made Scouts fun for all of us.

Without Mr. Butz I wouldn’t have been an Eagle Scout. Not even debatable. He’d say that’s not true and it was all my hard work…but he lit the flame. Without Mr. Butz my Dad wouldn’t have gotten involved in Scouts and I wouldn’t have made so many great memories with him that I cherish after his passing many years ago. Without Mr Butz my brother wouldn’t have followed me into Scouts and become an Eagle himself.

Mr Butz made an impact with so many men…young and old…in Scouts, and all of our lives are better for it.

Thanks for everything Mr Butz!

#10 Comment By Michael an Stacey Wood On April 30, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

Marlene, we are so sorry for your loss, Fred was a wonderful man an friend, he will be sorely missed.

#11 Comment By Caron Jean On April 30, 2020 @ 10:11 pm

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear about Fred. Y’all were such sweet friends. I have so many fond memories of all our fun times riding together but none more fun than the year we worked together at Honda Hoot. That is when I realized just how funny Fred was and what a perfect straight man you were for his jokes and fun. Prayers for you Marlene that you find comfort in the wonderful memories. Our love to you. JJ and Caron Jean

#12 Comment By Doug Slusher On April 30, 2020 @ 10:23 pm

Many fond memories with Fred and you Marline. Gods Love and Peace for your family and friends. You are in Anita and mine prayers.

#13 Comment By David Hurt On April 30, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

Lisa and I are sending our thoughts & prayers to you & your family. We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing- We’ll never forget the times on the motorcycles we shared
David & Lisa Hurt

#14 Comment By Caron Jean On May 1, 2020 @ 7:27 am

Marlene I just heard about Fred. I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad for the love and friendship we shared all those motorcycling years. We had so many fun times together and they are such wonderful memories to JJ and I. Fred had the most wonderful sense of humor and you were his perfect straight man. The two of you were always such a joy to be with. We surely do miss those days and the friendship of you and Fred. Our sincerest condolences to you and know that you are in my prayers. I pray you have peace and just remember all the wonderful times. Our love to you. JJ and Caron Jean

#15 Comment By Betty Oswald On May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Marleen so sorry to hear of Fred`s passing. Larry and I are lifting your family in prayer.
May God grant you strength for each day as well as comfort and peace.

#16 Comment By Donna and Albert Hall On May 4, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

Marlene, so sorry to hear of your loss, sending prayers for you and your family. God Bless.

#17 Comment By Don Huffman On October 5, 2020 @ 2:19 pm

So thankful for the US Naval Service of Fred John Butz III for our nation. Prayers go up to heaven for comfort for his family and many friends in their loss. May he ride the waves and roads of heaven with his beloved Savior. Thank you Lord for men such as this…
d huffman, Army vet, DFW Honor Guard, and PGR member.