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Elton "Butch" Lane Montgomery

January 25, 1937October 25, 2020

Elton (Butch) Lane Montgomery, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 25, 2020. He was born on January 25, 1937 in Pontotoc, MS to Mendall and Kathleen Zinn Montgomery. Butch graduated from Pontotoc High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Itawamba Junior College and Ole Miss. He later attended the Louisiana School of Banking. He married Grace Evelyn (Lyon) Montgomery in 1957. Butch worked for National Bank of Commerce and later Regions Bank in Memphis, TN. He retired from Federal Express in 1995. He was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts, active in the Evangelical Christian School Booster Club, served as President of the Dixie Duds and Dolls square dance association and was a member of the Independent Presbyterian Church. He remained a faithful Rebel fan, was an avid golfer, loved fishing and being with his family.

A private graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Pontotoc City Cemetery with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Grace Evelyn (Lyon) Montgomery, two daughters: Carole Russell (Greg) and Mary Catherine (Cathy) Boyd (David), six grandchildren: Megan Russell Ford, (Cim), Grace Anne Boyd, Morgan Russell, Sarah Russell Maxwell (Colby), Allison Boyd Walker (Will), and David Boyd, Jr.; and one great granddaughter Parker Campbell Ford.

Memorials may be sent to Independent Presbyterian Church, Music Department, 4738 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38117.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

  • FAMILY

  • Grace Evelyn Montgomery, spouse
  • Carole Russell (Greg), Daughter
  • Mary Catherine (Cathy) Boyd (David), Daughter
  • Megan Russell Ford (Cim), Granddaughter
  • Grace Anne Boyd, Granddaughter
  • Morgan Russell, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Russell Maxwell (Colby), Granddaughter
  • Allison Boyd Walker (Will), Granddaughter
  • David Boyd, Jr., Grandson
  • Parker Campbell Ford, Great Granddaughter
  • Mendall Montgomery, Father (deceased)
  • Kathleen Zinn Montgomery, Mother (deceased)

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Linda and Danny Weatherly

October 28, 2020

Grace, So sorry for your loss. Danny and I send our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sorry we can’t be with you during this time.

Al & Sandy Spencer

October 27, 2020

Carole and family,
We want you to know that we care and hope that loving memories of all you shared together over the years will comfort you at this sad time.
So very sorry for your loss. Take Care!

Pam Hoggard Cook

October 26, 2020

Thank you, Mr. Montgomery , for that ride at the fair you took with me. You went because I wanted to and you didn't want me to go alone. Carole was smart enough to say no, but not me! I was so scared on that ride that I promised God if He got me off I'd never get on it again! He did, and I never did! I would have really panicked if you hadn't been there. Tell God I appreciate Him getting us off that day and I really appreciate Him providing you to be with me. I look forward to seeing you again one day and laughing about it together❤

Sammy Bell

October 26, 2020

Carole and Cathy, l just saw where your dad passed to his Heavenly home. l want ya'll to know how much l respected your dad. Since my high school days of football, your dad would seek me out and just give me heartfelt compliments. His words were brief but l knew they were sincere. l knew he was an athlete which made his comments more appreciated. As those high school days past, his words of encouragement and compliments never left my memory. As you may know, every time l saw your dad in public l would seek to engage him. His smile and words were still intentional..........l'm a richer man today. Please know that we love ya'll and l pray that God's peace will comfort you. l'll see him again and we'll smile......

Love,
Sammy & Angie

Yvonne Lowery

October 26, 2020

So sorry to hear of this loss Carol. I will be praying for each of you during this time of grief. My encounters with your dad were always pleasant and usually involved laughter. I know you will miss him greatly.

Biography

Elton (Butch) Lane Montgomery, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 25, 2020. He was born on January 25, 1937 in Pontotoc, MS to Mendall and Kathleen Zinn Montgomery. Butch graduated from Pontotoc High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Itawamba Junior College and Ole Miss. He later attended the Louisiana School of Banking. He married Grace Evelyn (Lyon) Montgomery in 1957. Butch worked for National Bank of Commerce and later Regions Bank in Memphis, TN. He retired from Federal Express in 1995. He was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts, active in the Evangelical Christian School Booster Club, served as President of the Dixie Duds and Dolls square dance association and was a member of the Independent Presbyterian Church. He remained a faithful Rebel fan, was an avid golfer, loved fishing and being with his family.

A private graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Pontotoc City Cemetery with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Grace Evelyn (Lyon) Montgomery, two daughters: Carole Russell (Greg) and Mary Catherine (Cathy) Boyd (David), six grandchildren: Megan Russell Ford, (Cim), Grace Anne Boyd, Morgan Russell, Sarah Russell Maxwell (Colby), Allison Boyd Walker (Will), and David Boyd, Jr.; and one great granddaughter Parker Campbell Ford.

Memorials may be sent to Independent Presbyterian Church, Music Department, 4738 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38117.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

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