Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Roger Hubbard, pastor, Lake Tanglewood Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Randall (Randy) Coy Buttrill was born in Hereford, Texas, Sept. 15, 1946, to parents Mabry Dee and Velma Buttrill. The family farmed in Hereford until 1962 when they moved to Canyon, Texas after buying the Buffalo Motel.
Playing football at Canyon High School was his dearest memory. He graduated in 1965 and attended WT for 2 ½ years. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 where he served in the 2nd and 39th Infantry Division in Vietnam. For heroic actions, he received numerous medals which include the soldier’s medal and purple heart.
He married Sandy Stephens, his surviving wife, on June 15, 1968, before deploying to Vietnam. After his service, he was a policeman in Arlington, (where his son, Stephen was born), a builder in Albuquerque, NM, (where his daughter, Kathy, was born), and a farmer in Canyon in 1973. He opened Unpainted Furniture Center in Amarillo and Lubbock, expanding into Furniture Center Inc. in 1984, and Kidspace in 1990. In Lubbock, he bought Rim Rock Ranch in 1988 where he raised Beefmaster cattle until health issues prevented him from doing so.
He restored antique Corvettes, loved to hunt and fish, travelled the U.S. in his motor homes, and perfected hobbies too numerous to mention.
Words cannot describe how deeply he loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Buttrill; son, Stephen Buttrill and wife Stephanie; daughter, Kathy Coker and husband David; grandchildren, Sterling Buttrill, Stetson Buttrill, Grady Carr Coker, Taylor Coker; sisters, Donna Mae Davis, Alva Dee Fleming and Jerry Nelson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the funeral home.