OBITUARY

Secrell "Butch" Earl Carnes

19 November, 194720 February, 2021

Secrell “Butch” Earl Carnes, age 73, of Chandler, passed away on February 20, 2021, at UT Health Tyler from complications of COVID-19.

Butch was born in Marlin, Texas on November 19, 1947. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School and soon married the love of his life Rosie Lee Moore Carnes and remained happily married for 54 years.

Butch worked at Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie for his entire career where he retired in July of 2003 and then moved to Chandler to enjoy his retirement. Butch was actively involved at West Lake Baptist Church in Chandler where he enjoyed serving in the food pantry, loved people and loved the Lord. He was also a proud Master Mason in good standing.

When not at church you could find him working in his yard, gardening or working in his shop on various projects, most recently restoring his Dad’s 1971 International Scout.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Secrell Dudley Carnes and Nina Eolean Carnes of Chilton, TX, Butch is survived by his wife Rosie Lee Carnes of Chandler, TX, his son Robert Carnes and wife Tammy Carnes of Hideaway, TX, his grandson Chase Carnes of Grand Prairie, TX, his grandson Blake Carnes of Austin, TX and his sister Nina Montgomery and her husband Bill Montgomery of Grand Saline, TX.

A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Haven of Memories in Canton, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Services

  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Thursday, 25 February , 2021

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Mike Skinner

2 March 2021

Like Derek said before, Butch impacted a bunch of little kids by taking time to coach soccer. I’m sure he didn’t know soccer before that, but he learned and took the time to teach us. And with his enthusiasm and encouragement, we improved and won. I have great memories of his caring about others and dedicating his time. My best to Rosie and Robert.

DEREK TIDWELL

1 March 2021

Butch was such a role model for me. He was such a generous person to give his time coaching a bunch of boys from Grand Prairie. He coached with such passion and encouragement which made him so different from any coach I ever had. The Dynamites he coached were winners on and off the field. I still talk about the impact he had on me to this day. As a boy without a father present he always seemed to be the father figure I needed in my life. I will always be grateful for that. This world needs more people like Butch Carnes. He will be missed. Robert, I hope you will take solace knowing what a wonderful man your Dad was to so many.
God Bless you and your family,
Derek Tidwell

Evelyn Burchfield

27 February 2021

Rosie and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Butch's passing. He was a friendly person always with a smile. I worked with Butch at Lockheed Martin (Secretary) until I retired. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Evelyn & Pete Burchfield

Heather Ruth

26 February 2021

Robert and Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. It is such a blessing to have you in my life. We don't often find such good friends through work. Your Dad taught you to be a wonderful human being, kind, honest, trust-worthy and independent. You will continue to honor him.

Thank you for your friendship.
Heather

Mark and Peg Sanson

24 February 2021

Our own words cannot express our sadness. We love you and are mourning along with you. God bless you now and always.

A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall.
And, as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches straight and tall.

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide,
The rose bent gently towards its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.

Now you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted--the rose blooms there--
its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God's own loving care.

(author unknown)

Robert and Mary Fletcher

24 February 2021

Rosie,
With heartfelt love, sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. We will greatly miss our great neighbor an friend. We are here for you.

Cary Hall

24 February 2021

Robert,

I never met your dad but, if you are anything like him, I would say he was a good man. I understand your grief and know that if you trust in God he will help to ease the pain. I am always available to listen if you need to talk. My prayers are with the Carnes family as you go through this trying time.
God Bless you all.
Cary

Jack and Denise Findlay

23 February 2021

Rosie, Robert, Tammy, Chase, Blake, Nina and Bill,

We are so saddened by the passing of Butch. He was a part of our lives for many years. He was always willing to help if you asked for it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
He will be greatly missed.

Love,
Jack and Denise

Teri Adair

22 February 2021

Rosie, Robert, Tammy, Chase, and Blake,
We are so sorry to hear about Butch. He was dearly loved by all of us. Always friendly and happy. A bonus grand parent to Abbey. He will be missed. Your in our thoughts and prayers, we love each of you.
Craig and Teri Adair

Fred, Amber and family Sherrill

22 February 2021

Rosie, Robert, Tammy, Chase, and Blake, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. We hope cherished memories bring you moments of comfort and know that God's peace that surpasses all understanding envelopes you through this time in your life and that you rest in the fact that you will see him again. We love you all very much!

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