Memorial services for Carman “Butch” Girdley, 77, of Wills Point, TX, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. The family will accept friends one hour prior to service time.
Butch passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Athens.
Carman Carlton Girdley was born on April 24, 1945, in Wills Point, to parents Travis Carman Girdley and Ida Elizabeth Ewalt Girdley. He was a life-long resident of Wills Point where he graduated high school in 1963. Butch married Linda Welch on June 2, 1964, and they had two boys, Travis and Jeff. He was a consultant for Hollingsworth engineering firm for many years. Later Butch was a fireman for Wills Point and the Chief for 10 years. He was also employed as the Wills Point City Manager in his later years. Butch was a member of First Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and dove.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Ida Elizabeth Girdley.
Butch is survived by his wife, Linda Girdley of Wills Point, TX; sons, Travis Girdley and wife, Corrie of Canton, TX and Jeff Girdley and wife, Teresa of Canton, TX; grandchildren, Wade Girdley, Randy Girdley and wife Dani, Will Girdley and wife Heather, Meagan Harris and husband Zac, Lane Girdley and wife Savanna, Grayson Girdley, Dustin Sherman and wife Julie, and Leanna Harris and husband Tyler; along with sixteen great grandchildren.
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