Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX


William "Butch" L. Kelton

May 16, 1955November 28, 2019

William L. Kelton, known to most as "Butch", of North Richland Hills, was called home on November 28, 2019. Butch was born in Muleshoe, Texas on May 16, 1955 to parents, Murel and Joyce Kelton. He was the oldest of two sons. The family later moved and he graduated from High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. For over 20 years he was a dedicated employee of O'Reilly Auto Parts, His took pride in his work and was determined to be a good example to those he worked with. After many years of developing his career, he retired as a District Manager. Butch was a loving husband. In 1978 he met Joyce, the love of his life, whom he married soon after. They started a family in Missouri, and later moved to the Dallas Fort Worth Area. Butch always loved fireworks, and shared that love with his children as they grew up. Fourth of July's at the family lake house were always memorable. His love was always evident in his actions. From being a supportive husband to his wife, and a devoted father with his children and grandson, he was always willing to give of himself for the joy of his family and friends. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend will be dearly missed. He is preceded in death, by his parents, Murel and Joyce Kelton. Butch is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce Kelton; daughter; Carman Kumaga and husband, Justin; son, Ben Kelton; grandson, Cain Kumaga; brother, Tim Kelton and wife, Carrie; his work family and friends.


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William "Butch" L. Kelton

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Sherrie Chadwell

December 5, 2019

My thoughts & prayers are going out to you and your family Butch....enjoy cooking in heaven with my husband and all the angels with y'all now.

Terry Powell

November 29, 2019

I can’t believe your gone. You were like my brother. Everyone will miss your giant smile. Our prayers for Joyce and your family. I know you loved your family dearly. Until we meet again my friend. Save me a seat. Love you.
Terry and Kathy Powell